December 17th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Oxide Flake is an online repository in which to share digitized versions of the cassettes that are slowly turning to dust in my closet. While primarily an outlet for the various live recordings I made (or in rare instances was given) back in the early to mid 1980’s, I also plan to load it up with demos, cassette comps & other tape-based nonsense as time permits; combining the audio files with a dose of related print ephemera (local zine interviews, reviews of the shows being shared, etc) when possible/appropriate.

It is my belief that in this manner I might finally wash my hands of the apparent compact with the future I unwittingly made at the age of 14 when I decided to document this stuff in the first place.

Viva la compact!

  1. January 12th, 2009 at 21:37 | #1

    Hi, my name is Ben Smith and I do a new(ish) punk on KKFI, 90.1FM called KCDIY Radio.

    I FUCKING LOVE THIS SITE! I’ve rapidly downloaded everything you’ve put up and can’t fucking believe this! This Crucifucks show is staggering!

    Can you please get ahold of me! How much is there to your archive?! Is there any way I can help document all of this stuff?

    Here’s the podcast of our show, you can get every episode (tonight is our 20th) here:


  2. Jason
    January 12th, 2009 at 23:33 | #2

    @Ben Smith
    Heya Ben — Thanks! Yeah you can hit me up directly right here: aWealthyPatronOfTheArts AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Thomas
    January 13th, 2009 at 10:27 | #3

    Hey, just wanted to say thanks for making all this stuff available. I pretty sure I’m going to end up downloading everything on here 🙂

  4. Francesco
    January 30th, 2009 at 22:48 | #4

    Awesome documents and recordings!!
    the quality is really good!!
    i’ve downloaded Dicks, Iron Cross, Marginal Man, Black Flag, Saccharine Trust, … and i think i’ll continue next weeks.
    is there a chance to have some of these stuff in lossless format (flac)?

    thanks a lot for all your effort on posting all this stuff!!


  5. Jason
    January 30th, 2009 at 23:02 | #5

    Ah, thanks very much guys.

    As for flac (or something similar) –> yeah, I encoded everything as aiff files, so a lossless version is certainly doable; among other things I’ll just have to see if the ID3 tags & everything will easily transfer w/ my current audio workflow. So while I’m sure I’ll eventually get around to it if the demand is there, I’ll also need to cipher out how I’d wanna make them avail w/o crushing my bandwidth (maybe via “dime a dozen” or something? Dunno). Heh, I guess we’ll just call all of that “phase two”, but I’ll keep it in my head for sure.

    Thanks again, and I’m so glad folks are enjoying these old recordings.

  6. Donut Duck
    February 7th, 2009 at 02:21 | #6

    Uploading those gems to dimeadozen would be a fab idea. I am sure alot of people will highly appreciate that!


  7. Francesco
    February 7th, 2009 at 13:26 | #7

    i read now,
    with Dime you cannot include the torrent-url here in your posts; What do you think about the online file hosting like megaupload or MediaFire? it’s free and you can preserve the bandwidth of your server.
    Not bad your RKL :-), i had only one show of them, and the Minutemen? really great.
    thanks a bunch for all your effort on sharing all this great documents.

  8. February 26th, 2009 at 22:01 | #8

    Hello from Germany,

    I was tumbling over your side in search of some new Gary Floyd stuff, with whom I became friends over the last years. I could sent him some rare CDs and a DVD, that where only released in Europe, where he still has a great fan base. As a countermove I got a lot of CDs with Dicks live recordings, the reunion shows and solo stuff he did with friends.
    But I was really surprised when I found the Dicks show you taped in ’84. What a good sound for this aged recording.
    I posted a link on Gary Floyd’s and on The Dick’s MySpace site, hope that’s okay with you …

    As a great fan of SST records in the mid eighties I’ll be back on your site sooner than later. Already got the Hüsker Dü and Black Flag recordings ..

    Thanks a ton for your great work.
    Bless your heart .. Gisbert

  9. March 9th, 2009 at 17:13 | #9


    Absolutely amazing that you made these recordings, but to keep them, with flyers and make them available to the web is mind-blowing.

    Many thanks for your hard work and sharing your goldmine of old skool recordings.


  10. March 11th, 2009 at 14:03 | #10

    Thanks so much for making this stuff available!
    The Dicks are one of my all-time fave bands and now I have a concert from here in KC.
    Thanks Again!


  11. Donut Duck
    March 28th, 2009 at 11:22 | #11
  12. April 4th, 2009 at 03:04 | #12

    At one point I was quite fortunate to be in a band with Bill Brown (ex Brown 25). Somehow he wound up in Maine and I lived across the border. As luck would have it our guitarist just quit so to make a long story short, Bill wound up in the band. You can see his ugly mug on the back cover of the Neighbourhood Watch – Death At The Hands Of Time EP. Anyone know how I could get ahold of him perchance?

  13. Gisbert Freudenberger
    May 28th, 2009 at 08:11 | #13

    @Donut Duck
    Great found – Thank you so much for this information … gf

  14. tromster
    June 30th, 2009 at 23:09 | #14

    hi great work hope to see more sooner, is there any chance to post any dead kennedys?

  15. July 18th, 2009 at 09:30 | #15

    Thank you! I’ve just stumbled upon your hard work and want to tell you that me and my friends are stoked by the passionate archiving done here. Stellar!



  16. July 24th, 2009 at 17:40 | #16

    Hi Jason,i am a moderator on punk torrents.com.Dimeadozen may be a problem to upload flac files for some due to closed registration,but punktorrents has a great live section(as well as video),and i know a lot of people(including myself)would appreciate the lossless wersions of these great gigs you uploaded.If you need help or have questions just let me know
    take care

  17. phil
    October 5th, 2009 at 13:52 | #17

    Thanks for capturing so much music from the scene back in the mid-80’s. This is a great site. I can’t believe some of these recordings are surfacing … from Lawrence, KS of all places!

    I have to second (third? fourth?) the requests for the Dead Kennedys show. A lot of people would love to hear that.

    Keep up the good work!

  18. Agelos
    May 22nd, 2010 at 19:03 | #18

    Hi Jason,

    many thanks for sharing all those gems with us, hope you will come back soon and continue sharing some more of your tapes. I’m also as many before me would love to hear the Dead Kennedys show sometime in the future.


  19. Phil E
    August 12th, 2010 at 21:33 | #19

    Just came across the site and enjoyed the trip. Brought back a ton of memories.

    I was close to the members of The Blinkies and Pillbox and have lots of Blinkies recordings. One is very professional and was never released. I’d have to do some digging and some tape cleaning to get to it, though. Also have a few videos.

    Neither of these bands falls into the category of punk by any means. But it was nice they got a mention. A part of Lawrence music history, I suppose.

    November 15th, 2010 at 17:50 | #20

    Best site on the internet. Thank you. Very much.

  21. Erica
    February 23rd, 2011 at 16:08 | #21

    Hey, my parents were apart of the punk scene in KC in the late 70’s early 80’s and are looking for a small local punk band they were good friends with called The Gear. Have you heard of this band?

  22. October 27th, 2011 at 20:37 | #22

    Great work! I should do something like this at my website, http://www.kcrockhistory.com, where I am promoting my attempt to document in book form Kansas City Rock History in toto. Between 1981-83 I made and still have tapes of Jah Wobble at VFW, Abuse at Music Box, etc.

  23. November 1st, 2014 at 17:00 | #23

    Oh yeah, thanks for having the forethought (something in short supply in the scene back then… wait still is) for doing this… and doing it so well.

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