Release Date: October 1991
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Vinyl Solution
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 4 Tracks CD EP
The Hard-Ons are a melodic punk rock band from Sydney, Australia who officially formed in 1982. They are often acknowledged as Australia's most commercially successful independent band and have found international success since the release of their debut Surfin On My Face EP in 1985 (later re-released in 1987 on Australia's Waterfront Records).
The band's origins can be traced back to Western Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School, where all three original band members were students. The multicultural trio of Keish De Silva (of Sri Lankan descent), Blackie (Yugoslavian heritage) and Ray Ahn (Korean ancestry) were initially too young to play gigs in pubs, but honed their skills playing at parties, school dances and the famous Sydney "all ages shows" of the era.
Largely influenced by punk, metal and psychedelic bands, the Hard-Ons sound is hard to categorise, though their love of the independent punk spirit (with the members deliberately controlling their own careers: recording, booking and promoting themselves, creating thei (...)
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Tracks 1 & 2: Engineered/Mixed at A.T.A., Glebe.
Tracks 3 & 4: Engineered/Mixed at 301 Studio, Sydney
Distributed in the U.K. by SRD
(c)1991 Vinyl Solution (p)1991 Licensed from Waterfront Records Australia
Made in England