Underground Resistance ‎– Punisher

Underground Resistance ‎– UR-017
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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Track durations and BPM not given.
A: 130
B: 126

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  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A): UR-017 "THE PUNISHER" (NSC) UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE 1991
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B): UR-017 "METHOD OF FORCE" UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE 1991 (NSC)


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November 19, 2014
Horrid. Playing up to the berlin crowd.


December 7, 2007
The Punisher as a track by itself can set off a riot on the dance floor, but it's possible to make The Punisher destroy a nightclub even more...

Underground Resistance in their live DJ performances used to take The Punisher and play it under "Burn Hollywood Burn" by Public Enemy.

Burn Hollywood Burns needs to be pitched up (nearly 10%), unless you pitch The Punisher down, to match tempos. At the 33rd bar of The Punisher (or 1:00 minute into the track) they would drop Burn Hollywood Burn and keep the tracks in sync, and it would cause all sorts of chaos.

If you're looking for a little creativity and chaos in your live sets this mash-up works wonders anywhere.


October 20, 2007
To my mind, one of the best "techno" tracks ever cut. Hard, merciless, demanding - none of the fluff or propensity to inspire an intake of pharmaceuticals. Just the music.
While Jeff Mills went on to bigger, and some people may infer better, things with his solo work and the Axis and Purpose Maker imprints, this record holds true to an aesthetic important to his creative side almost two decades ago.
If you've been to Detroit, you get a better gist of just where this music was coming from.


November 25, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

This has to be one of my alltime favourite techno tracks. The extraordinay power this track showcases is unmatched in my opinion. I love the hardkicking drums, claps and hi hats, just amazing. Mills is one of the most influential names in the history of techno. His early works like this one are simply legendary and to this day they are great compositions and will work on the dancefloor.


April 6, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Aah so now I understand... I consider myself lucky to just once have visited the old "2030" building, the previous location of Submerge/UR on Grand River Avenue in Detroit before the moved to Grand Boulevard...

That's where Mike kept his car also... He even fired it up for us :) And when I listen to "The Punisher" now, it all makes sense! He told us that his car was the fastest in Detroit, and for a looong time the money he earned racing "the Punisher" kept Submerge going. In the early years, that is.


March 13, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

This is in my mind the best Jeff Milss record. It has a loud synth and great classic UR 909 techno drums with 16th note hihats. This is a loud record. When UR played the Limelight in NYC for the 1st time they came on stage all dressed in black with black facemasks and asked the crowd if anyone was from Detroit. When no one cheered they yelled out "This is your punishment!" and blasted this song. The place exploded. 5 stars!

December 28, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
I didn't notice that there is someone scratching on this record for years. It is pretty far in the background but at one break it is very upfront and obvious. It seems to be looped. I had always thought that it was a synth sound before it hit me that it was a scratch. A pretty sweet one at that.


March 9, 2003

Black nad white printed label with distribution from sonar in the UK. Although pressed in Detroit.


August 9, 2002
The Punisher is also the name of Mike Banks drag racing car - wins loads of prizes in Detroit competitions - it's a big gas monster the same colour as the record label.