Old-school Orange County HC that I thought for years was an East Coast / NY scene band for some reason - in fact, I wish they were, because I was never that big a fan of the O.C. version of HC - always felt it was too "suburban" & "war-paint skanky" or whatever - kinda like that scene from "CHiPs", or "Quincy", ya know? Besides, BLACK FLAG set the bar too fuckin' high for most bands.

Anyways, back to Love Canal...

I think the first song I heard by them was "Hitler's Brain" and yeah, it's still a jam, as is this unsung HC gem from the Left Coast. They were only around for two or three years, but they put a stamp on the scene, playing all those Mega-huge Hollywood HC shows, and this record is proof of their capabilities.

There's some funny bits in here as well, back when "hardcore" bands still had a sense of humor - unlike most of today's heavily-tattooed/girl-pants-wearing set - which I find to be quite humorous in itself...

Love Canal - It's A Dog's Life So Blow It Out Your Ass

Link in comments.


  1. I cna't say that I ever heard them, but your write up whet my appetite so I am going to give them a shot. Thanks for YET another great post!

  2. haha i still remember thinking it was a big thing when Ponch had that bike crash on CHiPS!

    nice one

  3. http://www.crossanchorproductions.com/ahuff/fun/erik_estrada.jpg

  4. CHiP's punk tune that rocks from Green Bay, Depo Provera link is http://www.mediafire.com/?njihnroytkq

  5. Thats me playin bass. thats great that people still remember us. thnx Louie

  6. A classicly kick-ass TRUE HC record - thanks Louie!
    Is it time for a reunion yet?

  7. As a matter of fact Love canal has regrouped , and they are going into the studio to record their 2nd album . its only taken almost 25 yrs to make , but thts cool. Kerry and Arab are still rockin I myself am doing other things .But more power to them for keeping the band going ,thank you Lo-Res for your write-up on us . Rock on brother. Louie.

  8. Hey. Can you re-upload please? It's down.

  9. Ashlee -

    I can.




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