Sunday, 20 November 2016

ILL REPUTE - Oxnard-Land Of No Toilets EP 1983

Ill Repute is an American hardcore punk band from Oxnard, California, formed in 1981. They are noted for popularizing the "Nardcore" sound in the mid-1980s hardcore punk scene, and recorded for Mystic Records. The band wails, the guitar screams, the vocals are really snotty and impassioned, and the production has an edge that further accentuates all of these advantages. A wicked release that'll motivate you to try stage diving off of your kitchen table. Their record What Happens Next? (What Happened Then? on CD) holds high status in hardcore circles. It is notable for its cover of the 1970s pop music hit "Cherokee Nation". The band broke up in July 2004 after a short tour of Hawaii with the Oahu band 8mm Overdose. Ill Repute briefly reformed again (minus founding guitarist Tony Cortez) to tour Hawaii in 2006 again with 8mm Overdose. The lead guitarist, Tony Cortez (original band member) is considered the "Mayor Of Nardcore." Ill Repute has reformed with original members, (except Carl Valdez replaced by Chuck Shultz) they played one show in Ventura, CA on December 16 which they claimed was to be their last show, but have since reformed. Here two reviews about this record:  "This thrash band is from CA if you don't know where Oxnard is. Good songs, nice and heavy sound. Plays on 33 and has eight songs - all total thrash." - Javi Savage (from Big City #4, July/August 1983) / "Jeff was blasting this from his room the other day while I was trying to sleep. Next day I asked him WHAT that was, cause it sounded great, even though I should have been pissed. He felt it was pretty generic, so I went back and listened to it. Generic or not, this fucking wails! Guess he needed the sleep!" - Tim Yohannan (from Maximum Rocknroll #8, September 1983) - Here we go, another release from the never-ending collection of Mystic hardcore.


  1. Thank you for the info and the EP. LOVE IT! I found a comp of their 1984 LP plus other goodies:!6RTedS4Kp/ill-repute-what-happened-then-reissue-web-1999-entitled-rar
    ROCK ON!!

    1. thx for the link Rexx, I'm sure I have all the stuff from them but I will check this out.