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Gash - Punk Hardcore from Australia - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Punk Hardcore Band from Australia

Gash came onto the Australian punk scene in 1985. Based in Melbourne on the East Coast of Victoria, the band consisted three women and one man, an odd pairing for the typically male dominated scene. Gash released an initial cassette in November of 1985 on the Hardcore House tape label belonging to Smeer (Gash drummer, also of Depression (2) and Liz (guitar, also Depression manager). Following decent reviews, the band approached Phil Macdougall from Reactor Records about releasing a 12". Gash supplied the tapes and the artwork, while Phil paid for the manufacturing. What resulted was 1986's G.A.S.H. LP, 16 tracks of stinging hardcore with a metallic edge. In September of the same year, Reactor released the God is Dead EP to help promote the album. The single sold out its 500 print run and was not re-pressed.

The G.A.S.H. album was released in the UK on Rough Trade records in the late 80's. Depression and Gash also split a 12" on American label Flipside (US). Throughout the late 80's, Gash, along with Depression, complained of lack of royalties and money from the labels they dealt with, such as Metal Blade Records, Flipside and the US arm of Rough Trade. Later in their lifespan, Gash moved (along with Depression) to "deal" with Cleopatra records. The band released an LP and an EP on the label, and both were much more metal orientated in their sound.

The early Gash material is often revered as some of the best female-fronted hardcore/punk not only in Australia, but very much throughout the world.

Band Members :   Liz, Anna, Vera, Smeer

Links :     Discogs

- Biography -

8 albums

Gash - Depression / Gash

Depression / Gash

1987 - Australia
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Sick Raecords

Gash - Positive Change

Positive Change

1987 - Australia
Vinyl LP11 Tracks
Cleopatra Records

Gash - The Lesson

The Lesson

1986 - Australia
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Cleopatra Records

Gash - Australia And More / GASH

Australia And More / GASH

1986 - Australia
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP30 Tracks
Flipside Records

Gash - Pictures From The Colonies

Pictures From The Colonies

1986 - Australia
Punk, Alternative Rock
Vinyl 7"7 Tracks
Sound Mind Records

Gash - God Is Dead

God Is Dead

1986 - Australia
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Reactor Records , Reactor Records

Gash - G.A.S.H


1986 - Australia
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP16 Tracks
Reactor Records

Gash - The GASH Demo

The GASH Demo

1985 - Australia
Punk, Hardcore
Cassette Album8 Tracks
Hardcore House, Reactor Tapes

- Videos Gash -

10 Videos


Albums Downloads

  G.a.s.h - The Lesson EP (1986)

Last Update : 01 September 2022                   516 views