Hard-Ons

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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 Smell My Finger — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons* Smell My Finger (MiniAlbum, Comp) Waterfront Records DAMP 37 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
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SOL 10, SOL-10 Dickcheese — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Dickcheese (Album, Comp) Waterfront Records SOL 10, SOL-10 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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TAANG! 35 Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts (Album, Comp) Waterfront Records TAANG! 35 US 1989 Sell This Version
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DAMP 147, C 30500 Yummy! — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Yummy! (Album, Comp) Waterfront Records, Festival Records DAMP 147, C 30500 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
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DAMP 176, L 29127 Dateless Dudes' Club — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Dateless Dudes' Club (MiniAlbum, EP) Waterfront Records, Festival Records DAMP 176, L 29127 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
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SUR 538 CD Too Far Gone — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Too Far Gone (Album) Festival Records, Waterfront Records SUR 538 CD Europe 1993 Sell This Version
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YCLS 026 Your Choice Live Series — Hard-Ons Hard Ons* Your Choice Live Series (Album) Your Choice Records YCLS 026 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
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CB 014 This Terrible Place — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons This Terrible Place (Album) Chatterbox Records CB 014 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
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BLP 4085-1 Very Exciting! — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Very Exciting! (Album) Chatterbox Records BLP 4085-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
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BTR 97 Most People Are A Waste Of Time — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Most People Are A Waste Of Time (Album) Chatterbox Records BTR 97 Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
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CB059 Most People Are Nicer Than Us — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Most People Are Nicer Than Us (Album) Chatterbox Records CB059 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
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none Eat Shit, Listen To Horrible Music — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Eat Shit, Listen To Horrible Music (Album) Not On Label (Hard-Ons Self-released) none Australia 2009 Sell This Version
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RLR 092 Alfalfa Males Once Summer Is Done Conform Or Die — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Alfalfa Males Once Summer Is Done Conform Or Die (Album) The Cool Bananas Record Company RLR 092 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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WER#15 Live At The Annandale — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Live At The Annandale(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Whi) We Empty Rooms WER#15 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
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WRR029 Peel Me Like A Egg — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Peel Me Like A Egg (Album) Impedance Records WRR029 US 2014 Sell This Version
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FARM004 So I Could Have Them Destroyed — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons!* So I Could Have Them Destroyed (Album) Music Farmers FARM004 Australia 2019 Sell This Version
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CB012 Cash Converters Session — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Cash Converters Session(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd) The Cool Bananas Record Company CB012 Australia 2020 Sell This Version
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BTRC-149 I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons* I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken (Album) Cheersquad Records & Tapes BTRC-149 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

VR 006 Surfin On My Face — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons* Surfin On My Face (EP) Vi-Nil Records VR 006 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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DAMP 27 The Girl In The Sweater — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons* The Girl In The Sweater (Single) Waterfront Records DAMP 27 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
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LE∙∙∙003 By My Side / I'll Come Again — Hard-Ons 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
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DAMP 47 All Set To Go — Hard-Ons The Hard-Ons* All Set To Go (Single, EP) Waterfront Records DAMP 47 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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DAMP 50 Busted! — Hard-Ons Hard-Ons Busted! (Single) Waterfront Records DAMP 50 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
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DAMP 88 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) — Hard-Ons 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
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FART 3 Untitled — Hard-Ons 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