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by bev.clone

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  • Complete Recordings 2xCS
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    The complete recordings of bev.clone, presented on "SVSU Cardinal" Red & "Vehicle City Arch" Black high-bias cassettes. Professionally duplicated at NAC. Includes remastered complete studio recordings on cassette one and the live "Take No Prisoners" radio broadcast, featuring nine previously unreleased bev.clone songs, on cassette two, housed in black polypropylene double album case. Limited edition of 100. Includes booklet and digital download.

    Council Records, in association with Beginners (beginnerstapes.bandcamp.com), very proudly present the complete recordings of mid-Michigan's mid-90s emotive hardcore legends bev.clone.

    Presented digitally and on cassette are the recordings that make up the Council Records compilation "Compendium", as well as recordings of ten songs (nine of which are previously unreleased in any capacity) performed live in-studio and broadcast on 95.1 WFBE's "Take No Prisoners" radio show in 1994. Additionally, Beginners will have the live radio broadcast presented as a very limited lathe cut clear vinyl 12" LP.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Compendium via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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you gotta fight-fight for your life-life you gotta try-try you gotta fight-fight i can't i won't i can't do it anymore i can't i won't i can't take it anymore you made me do it then you laughed at me
Milk Drinker 02:27
i'm in no position to make a decision now i have to listen i had it all figured out doesn't even matter it just doesn't matter tell the truth not again
Empty Battle 04:40
as a young boy i saw something hollow in my life but i didn't know what it was but still i wanted to fill it so many people trying to hold me back try to make me do something i really don't want to do and there's just one question one question i have to ask who do we trust no one is out there look who's been hurt you've got no feelings lives will be lost in false believing you destroyed your life don't try to destroy mine for the longest time there's been something inside i gotta get out feeling so strong thoughts emotions i can feel the pressure but where's the pleasure rape my own mind of my own thoughts i lost the feeling you gave there's no believing you lied you were never giving just taking ther's really no believing you lied
Camp 03:20
i have to wonder i took a shot to work things out in a sense, fall out of favor in all of this to find a meaning it's not as easy easy asi it seems this is the way all out of answers all out of time i took it all this is the way i took it all this is my vacation
No Reason 02:55
i've been taking chances but it all happened happened way too fast for us to see i'm taking the steps i won't stand back there is no reason reason to believe it all comes down to the ones that taught us all right from wrong and how long can we take it what's in it for us nothing but the worst so much time's ahead what will we do will we make the progress are we forced to regress what will we do there is no reason reason to believe
External 03:29
external reaction expressed a million thoughts expressed a million more i forgot a million more left alone a million more i don't know consider the past and how fast consider silence i can't concentrate you brought me down with your hopeless ignorance it's all in your hands but whose hands are they losing the grip the tight grip I once had
endless possibilities no truth and honesty another son is gone another son is gone again has walked out the door say hello to another world no more endless lectures no more pointless talks just one silent good-bye another sun gone down good-bye
a downpour of information has led me to where i am a downpour of information and an outpour of emotion no no it doesn't your arrogance no it doesn't your arrogance you know you've got me right where you wanted me you know you've got me right where you wanted me should i call attention to the situation can i call attention to the situation can i feel the tension can you feel the tension i still feel the tension that you gave to me i still feel the tension you gave
i always keep it in and never let it out no more bad dreams don't let there be any more bad dreams and please don't oh please don't drop me and all i've ever known frustration, frustration and all i ever feel frustration, frustration and all that i ever feel
Slip (Live) 03:50
H (Live) 04:57


Hailing from Bay City & Saginaw, and later moving as a band to Grand Rapids, bev.clone left a mark on both the Michigan and larger Midwest hardcore scenes. Along with contemporaries such as Constatine Sankathi and Current, bev.clone helped blaze a trail for several generations of hardcore music. Members went on to play in bands such as Agna Moraine's Autobiography, Bombs Lullabye, Mainspring, Tristeza, My Own Pine Box, Anaset, Our Space In Time, and The Sea, The Sea. The music remains vital, urgent, and necessary.

Tracks 1-3 originally released on the self-released, self-titled 7" in 1995. Tracks 4-5 originally appeared on the bev.clone/Constatine Sankathi split 7" released on Anima in 1995. Track 6 originally released on the "Follow N' Believe (A Food Not Bombs Benefit Compilation) CD on Element Records in 1996. 7 originally released on "The 26th" 7" compilation Released on Council Records in 1995. 8-22 were previously unreleased in any physical format. Tracks 10-22 are from the Take No Prisoners Radio Show (1994) are also presented as a limited lathe cut 12" available on Beginners (bevclone.bandcamp.com).

These files have been updated to match the Complete Recordings release by Beginners (beginnerstapes.bandcamp.com). Audio restoration by Andrew Smetek, April 2022.

Compendium: Council Records Archives No. 1
Complete Recording 2xCS: BGN007 | CR-31.5

Flyers, photos, band stories, etc. - beginnerstapes.tumblr.com


released June 1, 1996

Scott Aviles - Guitar & Vocals
Karl Ericson - Guitar
Tom Jenkins - Vocals
James Lehner - Drums
Benjamin Padget - Bass Guitar


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