Hard-Ons

Profile:
The Hard-Ons are a melodic punk rock band from Sydney, Australia who officially formed in 1982. They are often acknowledged as Australia's most commercially successful independent band and have found international success since the release of their debut Surfin On My Face EP in 1985 (later re-released in 1987 on Australia's Waterfront Records).
The band's origins can be traced back to Western Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School, where all three original band members were students. The multicultural trio of Keish De Silva (of Sri Lankan descent), Blackie (Yugoslavian heritage) and Ray Ahn (Korean ancestry) were initially too young to play gigs in pubs, but honed their skills playing at parties, school dances and the famous Sydney "all ages shows" of the era.
Largely influenced by punk, metal and psychedelic bands, the Hard-Ons sound is hard to categorise, though their love of the independent punk spirit (with the members deliberately controlling their own careers: recording, booking and promoting themselves, creating their own artwork (Ray), choosing support bands and even managing the merchandise desk whilst on tour) has found the trio never short of fans (Henry Rollins being one 'celebrity' who is never short of a good word to say about them). These unconventional decisions, combined with first class songwriting talents, powerful live performances and a healthy sense of humour earned the band a large following in Europe as well as their native Australia.
In March 2016 former drummer & vocalist Keish De Silva re-joined the Hard-Ons as a singer on a permanent basis (after having joined them on stage occasionally before).
In March 2021 read on Hard-Ons official facebook: "Keish is no longer a member of the Hard-Ons. The band will move on without him."
In August 2021 they announced Tim Rogers from You Am I as their new singer.
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Albums

DAMP 37 Hard-Ons - Smell My Finger album art The Hard-Ons* Smell My Finger (MiniAlbum) Waterfront Records DAMP 37 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
SOL 10, SOL-10 Hard-Ons - Dickcheese album art Hard-Ons Dickcheese (Album) Waterfront Records SOL 10, SOL-10 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TAANG! 35 Hard-Ons - Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts album art Hard-Ons Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts (Album) Waterfront Records TAANG! 35 US 1989 Sell This Version
DAMP 147, C 30500 Hard-Ons - Yummy! album art Hard-Ons Yummy! (Album) Waterfront Records, Festival Records DAMP 147, C 30500 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
DAMP 176, L 29127 Hard-Ons - Dateless Dudes' Club album art Hard-Ons Dateless Dudes' Club (MiniAlbum, EP) Waterfront Records, Festival Records DAMP 176, L 29127 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
SUR 538 CD Hard-Ons - Too Far Gone album art Hard-Ons Too Far Gone (Album) Festival Records, Waterfront Records SUR 538 CD Europe 1993 Sell This Version
YCLS 026 Hard-Ons - Your Choice Live Series album art Hard Ons* Your Choice Live Series (Album) Your Choice Records YCLS 026 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
CB 014 Hard-Ons - This Terrible Place album art Hard-Ons This Terrible Place (Album) Chatterbox Records CB 014 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
BLP 4085-1 Hard-Ons - Very Exciting! album art Hard-Ons Very Exciting! (Album) Chatterbox Records BLP 4085-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
BTR 97 Hard-Ons - Most People Are A Waste Of Time album art Hard-Ons Most People Are A Waste Of Time (Album) Chatterbox Records BTR 97 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
CB059 Hard-Ons - Most People Are Nicer Than Us album art Hard-Ons Most People Are Nicer Than Us (Album) Chatterbox Records CB059 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
none Hard-Ons - Eat Shit, Listen To Horrible Music album art Hard-Ons Eat Shit, Listen To Horrible Music (Album) Not On Label (Hard-Ons Self-released) none Australia 2009 Sell This Version
RLR 092 Hard-Ons - Alfalfa Males Once Summer Is Done Conform Or Die album art Hard-Ons Alfalfa Males Once Summer Is Done Conform Or Die (Album) The Cool Bananas Record Company RLR 092 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
WER#15 Hard-Ons - Live At The Annandale album art Hard-Ons Live At The Annandale(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Whi) We Empty Rooms WER#15 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
WRR029 Hard-Ons - Peel Me Like A Egg album art Hard-Ons Peel Me Like A Egg (Album) Impedance Records WRR029 US 2014 Sell This Version
FARM004 Hard-Ons - So I Could Have Them Destroyed album art The Hard-Ons!* So I Could Have Them Destroyed (Album) Music Farmers FARM004 Australia 2019 Sell This Version
CB012 Hard-Ons - Cash Converters Session album art Hard-Ons Cash Converters Session(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd) The Cool Bananas Record Company CB012 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
CRT051 Hard-Ons - I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken album art The Hard-Ons* I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken (Album) Cheersquad Records & Tapes CRT051 Australia 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VR 006 Hard-Ons - Surfin On My Face album art The Hard-Ons* Surfin On My Face (EP) Vi-Nil Records VR 006 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
DAMP 27 Hard-Ons - The Girl In The Sweater album art The Hard-Ons* The Girl In The Sweater (Single) Waterfront Records DAMP 27 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
LE∙∙∙003 Hard-Ons - By My Side / I'll Come Again album art The Hard-Ons* By My Side / I'll Come Again(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Cle) Livin' End Records LE∙∙∙003 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
DAMP 47 Hard-Ons - All Set To Go album art The Hard-Ons* All Set To Go (Single, EP) Waterfront Records DAMP 47 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
DAMP 50 Hard-Ons - Busted! album art Hard-Ons Busted! (Single) Waterfront Records DAMP 50 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
DAMP 88 Hard-Ons - No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) album art Stupids And Hard-Ons Stupids And Hard-Ons - No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) (EP) Waterfront Records DAMP 88 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
FART 3 Hard-Ons - Untitled album art Mega City Four / Les Thugs / Hard-Ons / Bomb Disneyland Mega City Four / Les Thugs / Hard-Ons / Bomb Disneyland - Untitled Vinyl Solution FART 3 UK 1989 Sell This Version