Something In The Water.

The title of this blog was inspired by conversations that I've had with people from Memphis and even people from other parts of the world that would describe the sounds of southern punk and hardcore. When ever I listen to a band like Copout, or His Hero Is Gone, that conversation comes up.

This blog is dedicated to all bands from Little Rock and Memphis (although all other bands from the south maybe discussed). In my humble opinion Little Rock and Memphis hardcore/punk bands have rarely been talked about or seen. If you are in one of the bands and have stories or pictures to add let me know. A lot of the music that is posted is out of print, but if you ever find it buy it. I do not make any money off of this, this is to turn people on to stuff that has never really gotten much recognition. If you are in one of the bands and have a problem with your stuff being up here let me know and I will remove it

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trusty--Name To Depend On

Yeah it's been awhile since I have updated the blog. I thought I would kick off the update with a little treat from one of Little Rock's greatest--Trusty. A little history for those who may not know....Trusty formed in late 1988 the original line consisted of: James Brady, Bobby Matthews, Paul Bowling and Bircho. Trusty was/is the band that everyone looked too, their sound was melodic but still hard and fast. Trusty managed to stick around Little Rock before moving to D.C. The band released a full length on Truant Records out of Memphis (that will be posted in the future) and 2 more 7 inches on Desoto records, then on Dischord. The band experience different line-up changes and eventually broke up in 1998.  Members went on to other bands, but Trusty eventually reformed with the new line-up and play a few shows once a year. The band has also released some new material on Max Recordings. I didn't get to see Trusty until a year after they left Little Rock for D.C. but they always managed to come back and when they did it was always a great thing. This 7 inch came out on Soma records in 1989, I actually found this gem at Shangri-La in Memphis. I cleaned up the audio a little bit and raised some of the levels.

Trusty--A Name To Depend On