Team Spirit – O.C. Life 7“ out now

In 1997 TEAM SPIRIT did their first recording at Påsans Punk Palace in Oslo, a small studio where a bunch of Oslo punk bands (as well as Tiebreak and Sportswear) also recorded. The music is still youthful but the songs are more distinct, unique and surprisingly catchy. The songs were released on a demo cassette titled O.C. Life. Crucial Response is proud to release those songs unmastered raw as they were recorded back in the days on a 7“EP. You can order the 7“ on light blue or yellow vinyl by clicking here. Listen to the title track by clicking here. Enjoy!

TIEBREAK Stand Hard Shirt in the works

We are in the progress in printing a bunch of TIEBREAK shirts. TIEBREAK were a band from Norway, and  along with SPORTSWEAR, RECITFY and INSURANCE RISK they left their mark on the norvegian hardcore scene. You can pre-order the shirts by clicking here.

SHIPWRECKED – The Last Pagans LP out now

After some delays the second pressing of The Last Pagans by SHIPWRECKED is out now. Actually it came out a while ago. We haven't updated our news section in a while, what a scandal! What can I say, music is music and The Last Pagans is an amazing record. The gold and blue vinyl looks fantastic and the blue lettering is a nice addition on the sleeve and labels. SS Decontrol Get It Away 12" comes to mind. Shipwrecked draws influences from early Boston hardcore and the likes but are in no way a rip off; the band has a sound of their own with slight oi influences here and there. Do yourself a favor and order a copy today.

ONWARD – In A Different Place LP out now

ONWARDIn A Different Place LP is out a while ago and is available the first time on vinyl. The record comes with liner notes by the band and in a revamped layout. ONWARD is the blueprint for the norwegian hardcore scene. You can order a copy in coke brown or blue vinyl by clicking here. Listen to Control by clicking here.

Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History Book

Seems like Crucial Response Records gets some coverage lately, not that we were interviewed in Trust fanzine a while ago, a book by Tony Rettman came out recently which features some Crucial Response bands in the european chapter. "Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History" covers as the title says the history of straight edge. Tony Rettman is responsible for Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 and NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 as well. All books are worth checking out.

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