Okay, so in early '82 Tesco Vee got bit by a rabid art student and started foaming at the mouth. In his travels through Lansing, he managed to infect Pat Clarke, Steve Miller, and Mike Achtenberg. They called themselves Blight and began jamming...then writing songs...playing out...and finally recorded a handful of noisy, art-damaged tracks before the sickness burned itself out.
Except it didn't. Tesco left Lansing, seemingly cured, but the other three members relapsed, and recruited a new vocalist for further recordings and a west coast tour.
CS - 1982
couple hundred copies? w/booklet
Minutemen - Split Red / Base King / Prelude / JFA - Skateboard / Baja / Out Of School / Red Scare - Don't Look In The Basement / Red Rum / Scapegoats - Fingers / I Like The Street / Mourning Noise - Underground Zero / Battalion Of Saints - Holy Vision / Witchworld / Hinkley Had A Vision / Rebel Truth - Think About It / the Mob - Hit And Run / Delinquents - Metalheads / Betrayed - Betrayed By You / Fight For You / Self Oppression / Blight - Blight / Tar Babies - Be Humble / New Poor / Mecht Mensch - Land Of The Brave / Revenge / Gov't Lies / Law & Order - Money / Radical Left - Society Hates You / Mash / La La / Savage Circle - Eat The Rich / We Don't Have To / Negative Element - National Socialism / Rights Of The Accused - No Fun Til I'm 21 / Suburbicide - Fugitive / Sacred Order - Sacred Order / Capitol Punishment - Clovis / Bollocks - Riot On The Rocks / the End - Star Whores / Sin 34 - Who Needs Them? / the Exiled - Louie Louie
This compilation was released by Robert Moore of Noise/Version Sound fanzine. There was a sequel in the works, but for whatever reason it just never panned out...
CS - 1982
Angry Samoans - Steak Knife (bleeped) / Lights Out / Roach Motel - Now You're Gonna Die / Spike Haytred - Death to Preppies / Dream Girl / Senseless Hate - We Destroy the Ants / I'm A Sociopath / Roasted Meat, Part 3 / Meatmen - Meatmen Stomp (live) / Tony T and the Bad Seeds - Suicide Note // Cracked Actor - Nazi School / Judy in Disguise / Smersh - Rightwing Barbque / Put Your HO Car / Man Threw in Jail / Suburban Menace - Get Outta My Way / Serena Dank (Go Away) / What's So Wrong / Skateboard Zone / Blight - Prophet of Doom / Russian Meatsquats - Society Sucks / Attrition - Dilemma
This compilation was released by the folks behind Chainsaw zine. The comp ain't that great: the Blight track was eventually released on the EP, but the exclusive Meatmen and Senseless Hate stuff is fuckin' great.
7" - 1982
1000 copies on black vinyl, w/insert
the Dream Was Dead / Real World / Be Stupid // Bludgeon / Prophet of Doom / Seven Winds Over the Gobi Desert
This record was supposed to be a 12", then a cassette, but was finally released as a 7" EP.
Honestly I've never been a big fan of this record. It's got noise and art-damage galore, but the songwriting seems a little weak.
CS - 1982
100 numbered copies, w/sticker
All copies were numbered 1/100.
Thank You / Doctor Jesus / Tomorrow / 10 Seconds
This is more overtly Flipper influenced than the MK I lineup. Thank You and 10 Seconds are fantastic choons, but the other two don't make much of an impact.