Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Welcome To Green Bay - late 80's Punk Compilation Tape

Welcome To Green Bay - late 80's underground music compilation cassette tape

Covent Garden
Depo Provera
Free Spirit
Mission Of Mercy
Muff Diver


Released by "Ragman Records" back in the late 80's, this tape features a sampling of some of the local hardcore/metal/punk/rock bands from Green Bay WI during that time period. Out of the nine bands, I would have to say Depo Provera might be the most nationally recognizable. The band features Rev. Norb (ex-Suburban Mutilation) who would later go on to front the band Boris The Sprinkler. Others might also be familiar with Withdraw who had a 7" release on the infamous Mystic/Superseven Records in the mid-80's. All in all, some of the bands on this cassette are better than others, the genres and sound quality also varies greatly throughout the tape and not all of the local bands from that era are represented, but for the most part this is a cool little trip back in time to GB's late 80's punk scene.


  1. cool tape and cool blog. do you happen to have the covent garden 7" or cassette or anything else? i'd love to hear that stuff again.

  2. No Covent Garden, sorry, but I did find a cassette copy of Rosary "These Waking Moments" in a box this morning... :)

  3. Muff Diver also yielded up a Boris member, namely, Paul #2.

  4. This one came with a booklet, Lyrics for some songs included!

  5. ...as did Mission of Mercy...as did Rosary...as did Covent Garden...

  6. Covent Garden had Greg Steffke who later fronted a few other bands including the final incarnation of Milwaukee's Compound Red on their DeSoto records release.