by Leor Galil
As Kevin Warwick wrote in his Soundboard preview for those last concerts, Raw Nerve's discography isn't always easy to find; hardcore stalwart Mark McCoy released most of the group's material on his Youth Attack! imprint, and those came out in small batches that quickly sold out, at least online. Do a little digging in local record shops and you might find something—this past weekend I picked up the band's final EP, Every Problem Solved, at Reckless. That's not the only piece of music by Raw Nerve I stumbled upon recently—I actually found the band's entire back-catalog available at the click of a button on Sunday on a Maryland punk blog called Chug Life.
The folks who run Chug Life implore readers to delete any songs they download from the site after 24 hours because "they are the property of the artists who wrote the songs and are not really ours to give out." But Raw Nerve's discography appears to be the exception: Raw Nerve's Niko Zaglaras sent the blog his old band's music through My Dad main man Dave Collis so the music could get posted. Head over to Chug Life to download the whole thing and get a history lesson in Chicago's not-too-distant hardcore past, and check out a clip from Raw Nerve's final show below for a peek at what you missed.