Monday, 12 November 2012

The Hated

The Hated were a four-piece punk/emo band from Annapolis, Maryland who were active from 1985 to 1990. They are often regarded as an early "emo" band, and are often associated with contemporaries from the Washington, DC scene around that time such as Rites of Spring and Gray Matter, as well as bands from Annapolis such as Moss Icon. They certainly share certain aspects with those bands, such as merging of energetic, fast-paced punk with melodic sensibilities. The Hüsker Dü influence is also incredibly apparent. 

During their five years as a band, they managed to explore many variations of their sound, most notably incorporating and adopting folk into their music. They were a great band, there's no other way to say it. Perhaps not as transcendent or influental as some of the ones previously mentioned, though still excellent in their own right. There isn't much information on them floating around the internet, so I don't know much about them. As far as I know, the only things missing in their discography are their cover of "I Am A Rock" (Simon and Garfunkel) which appeared on multiple releases and A Crabtowne Comp., a compilation tape of Annapolis-area bands, according to the always-reliable Wikipedia. There's some stuff here that doesn't appear on some of their discography lists (such as on Wiki and, though judging by the sound I'm pretty sure it's them. I apologize for not having much information on some of these, they were found on various blogs and sources with just as much information. Apparently Troubleman United has had a discography LP in the works forever, but nothing's ever come out of it. Enjoy what's here now:

NOTE: Links removed by request

The Best Pice (sic) of Shit (1985)
1. Hey Mister
2. I Don't Like You
3. Somewhere
4. Intro/Your Mind
5. Words Come Back
6. No Meaning
7. Hate Me
8. The Good Old Days
9. Touch It

No More We Cry (1985)
1. Hey Mister
2. Waiting
3. Rubber Bullets
4. Words Come Back

Like The Days (1987)
 1. Underground
2. Not Mine
3. Damned Heart
4. Psalm

V/A - Panx Vinyl Zine 03 (1989)
1. Lost Fights - We Shall Overcome
2. Toxic Avengers - Mop Boy
3. Toxic Avengers - God For Sale
4. Moss Icon - Mirror
5. The Hated - Ballad

Everysong (1989)
1. Anonymous Descriptions Of The Uncontrollable Urges
2. These Are The Days
3. Pride And Confusion
4. Return
5. Knocking On Your Door
6. Promises
7. Someone

Unreleased Demo (1990)
1. T.S. Eliot
2. Flux
3. Flux Too
4. Miggy's Delight
5. Rain
6. Lighthouse
7. Fishtank
8. Echoes Of Whistle Tree Park

Note: Any information anyone might have on this would be greatly appreciated

Paper Roses Demo (1990)
1. Needing Ground
2. Shelterless And Dry
3. Stalemate
4. First Fall Is Fall
5. For The Meanwhile
6. Doris And Frank
7. Dancing Song

Note: Three Shades Of Dirty were a side project of The Hated with many of the same members. This is all they ever did.

What Was Behind (1992)
1. Untold Mess
2. Immunity
3. Waiting
4. Less Than Nothing
5. What Was Behind
6. Ofrtunate One
7. Never Is Always
8. Departure
9. Ballad
10. Every Song
11. No More We Cry

Note: This was recorded in 1986 as a demo titled No More We Cry (not the 7")

Awl Tape (1992)
1. Hey Mister
2. I Don't Like You
3. Somewhere
4. Intro
5. Your Mind
6. Words Come Back
7. No Meaning
8. The Good Old Days
9. Touch It
10. Don't Eat The Food
11. Breakfast
12. Underground
13. Never Is Always
14. Police On My Clash
15. Damned Heart
16. Psalm
17. Knocking On Your Door
18. Every Song
19. Return

Note: This contains The Best Pice (sic) of Shit (Tape) as well as a few other songs that appear in other places. There are also a few songs that are exclusive to this, as far as I know.

Desmond Outcast And The Transplanted Heroes (1997)
1. Two People Blue
2. Wherever You Go

1. Not To Be Taken Away
2. Like The Days
3. Away
4. Vegetable Agency
5. Fly
6. Ballad Of Dexter Bunk
7. Plastic Boat

Note: I don't know where any of these came from, thus they're "Unknown". If anyone knows, I'd love to.

Acoustic EP
1. Untitled I
2. Untitled II
3. Untitled III
4. Untitled IV

Note: All acoustic songs, definitely them, or at least some of them. I don't know the song names, so if someone knows these too, it'd be appreciated.

If you like The Hated, you might also like: Moss Icon, Rites Of Spring


  1. i'm selling or trading the 1985 demo tape. get in touch: leoferrandATyahooDOTit thanks!

  2. this blog is the best thing ever

  3. This is magic...thank you, what a gift

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  5. hey hey...any way we could get this uploaded to zippyshare? thanks for your effort!

  6. Hey,

    I listened to the Acoustic EP by The Hated and it sounds pretty great. Now, you said you were looking for information on the names of the songs. I don't know if you actually have this information now, but in case you don't:

    Track 1 is the acoustic version of Psalm, track 2 sounds like what I think might've been scrapped or something that Psalm (the original one) replaced in Like The Days; track 3 sounds like an alternate, acoustic version of No Meaning originally from The Best Pice(sic) of Shit, and I don't know what track 4 is, but the beginning sounds a bit like Plastic Boat.

    Hope this information was helpful!

  7. Echoes of whistle tree park is one of the greatest songs ever written.

  8. Some Hated photos, lyrics and stuff here: