Ultra-obscure Stillwater, MN Hardcore- Summer 1983: NO SURF

5 Aug

This cassette was actually recorded off of WRFW 89.3 FM in River Falls, University of Wisconsin’s college radio station, hence the static-y sound. River Falls had a history of wild punk rock parties, and the radio station was airing demos of bands playing at an upcoming event. Stillwater’s NO SURF (Tony Beyer – Bass and vocals- he wrote the originals here, Brian Cunningham – Guitar, Scott Aamodt – Drums, Paul Weig – Vocals). were featured at such a party.  Brian went on to play bass in the earliest version of The 27 Various, Paul became the frontman for Harvey & The Snoozers, and was a pivotal figure of the start of the Susstones Records empire. Hardcore punk this early (1983) is rare to find, especially an undocumented band as NO SURF. Thanks to Paul Weig for allowing me to post these tracks for you. If anyone has any photos or flyers of NO SURF, please contact m.

Trivia Tidbit: Christine of GoJohnnyGo was the Station Manager of WRFW during her college years, albeit later than this era.

In Sex We Trust

F*ck ’em if They Can’t Take a Joke (edited for radio, natch)

Walk, Don’t Run

Girl Quandry



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