Saturday, October 31, 2009

On A Solid Rock "Where Kids Don't Play" 7inch

Finnish Hardcore from the late 90's/early 2000's. They played a style that blended a lot of different hardcore styles. Never slow, but sometimes a bit of a mid-pace, add in melody and emo to a straight up Hardcore back bone and you have a loose idea of what really can only be understood by listening.

Not revolutionary or groundbreaking, but definitely different & worth a listen. The vocals are an added touch. I'm not sure if part of it is the accent caused by singing in english; but there is also a distinct guttural tone to the singing at times.

I find myself coming back to this little gem over and over through the years from when I first heard them when a good friend sent me an mp3 of the song "Let It Die" way back in the dial-up/pre-everyone having cd burner days. It would still be a year or two before I found a copy of this 7inch in a distro @ a show at the Smell. They also did an LP called "Steal It Back", which I have had no luck finding other than on CD in euro distros. It exists on vinyl, so the CD holds little to no interest other than having the best possible sounding digital versions. So, if any of you out there have the On A Solid Rock LP or find it (even MP3's), let a guy know.

The band ended in 2004 with their singer moving to California to live in a Krsna temple. Last I heard he was still there and still going full tilt.

They have a Myspace & a website; neither are active but still well set-up.


On A Solid Rock - "Where Kid's Don't Play" 7inch


xMarkusx said...

Hey. I stumbled upon this by accident, but it's cool to hear someone liking OASR even over there on the other side of the pond.

Couple things i could correct here, On A Solid Rock started around '00-'01 and Where Kids Don't Play came out in '02 if i remember correct. The "full-length" Steal It Back, what of you're writing there, it's actually a mcd & mlp, so there is cd version of the record existing for sure (features also the 7" tracks).

Even in here finland Steal It Back is pretty much sold out, i think you could find a copy from somewhere in central europe cuz they got it there on distros etc. Goodlife Records send me one free copy of that lp when on ordered stuff from them years back, haha.

Here's my writing about the band on my blog, check it out if you want:

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