Hard-Ons

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).
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Hard-Ons Discography Tracks

Albums

The Hard-Ons* Smell My Finger (MiniAlbum) Waterfront Records Australia 1986 Sell This Version
DAMP 63 Hard-Ons Hot For Your Love, Baby(LP, Album) Waterfront Records DAMP 63 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Dickcheese (Album) Waterfront Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts (Album) Waterfront Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Yummy! (Album) Waterfront Records, Festival Records Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Dateless Dudes' Club (MiniAlbum, EP) Waterfront Records, Festival Records Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Too Far Gone (Album) Festival Records, Waterfront Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Hard Ons* Your Choice Live Series (Album) Your Choice Records Austria 1995 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons This Terrible Place (Album) Chatterbox Records Australia 2000 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Very Exciting! (Album) Bad Taste Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Most People Are A Waste Of Time (Album) Chatterbox Records Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Most People Are Nicer Than Us (Album) Chatterbox Records Australia 2007 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Eat Shit, Listen To Horrible Music (Album) Not On Label (Hard-Ons Self-released) Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Alfalfa Males Once Summer Is Done Conform Or Die (Album) The Cool Bananas Record Company Germany 2009 Sell This Version
WER#15 Hard-Ons Live At The Annandale(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Whi) We Empty Rooms WER#15 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Peel Me Like A Egg (Album) Impedance Records US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Hard-Ons* Surfin On My Face (EP) Vi-Nil Records Australia 1985 Sell This Version
The Hard-Ons* The Girl In The Sweater (Single) Waterfront Records Australia 1986 Sell This Version
LE∙∙∙003 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
The Hard-Ons* All Set To Go (Single, EP) Waterfront Records Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Busted! (Single) Waterfront Records Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Stupids And Hard-Ons Stupids And Hard-Ons - No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) (EP) Waterfront Records Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Hard-Ons Giveaway E.P. (EP) Waterfront Records Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Mega City Four / Les Thugs / Hard-Ons / Bomb Disneyland Mega City Four / Les Thugs / Hard-Ons / Bomb Disneyland - Untitled Vinyl Solution UK 1989 Sell This Version
DAMP 107 Hard-Ons Don't Wanna See You Cry / Suck And Swallow(12", Single, Promo) Waterfront Records DAMP 107 Australia 1989 Sell This Version