Hard-Ons

Also known as H. Ons, Hard Ons, Hard Ons, The, Hard-Ons!, Hard-Ons, The, Hardons, The, Les Hard.Ons!
Members of Hard-Ons: Keish De Silva, Murray Ruse, Peter Black (4), Peter Kostic, Ray Ahn
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.hard-ons.net, http://www.myspace.com/68283781

Discography of Hard-Ons:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Too Far Gone 14 Audio 1993 Survival
2 Dull 4 Audio 1991 Vinyl Solution
3 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) 10 Audio 1989
4 Dickcheese 18 Audio 1988-04-18
5 Where The Wild Things Are 4 Audio 1992
6 Dull 4 Audio 1991 Vinyl Solution
7 Where Did She Come From? 2 Audio 1990 Vinyl Solution
8 All Set To Go 2 Audio 1987-04-00 Waterfront Records
9 Just Being With You / Growing Old 2 Audio 1989 Waterfront Records
10 Yummy! 16 Audio 1990 Vinyl Solution
11 Untitled 4 Audio 1989-10-06 Vinyl Solution
12 Dull 2 Audio 1991 Vinyl Solution
13 Surfin' On My Face 4 Audio 1987 Waterfront Records
14 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) 10 Audio 1988-04-00 Waterfront Records
15 Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts 12 Audio 1989
16 The Worst Of... 12 Audio 1988 Vinyl Solution
17 Dull / Sri Lanka 2 Audio 1991
18 Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts 30 Audio 1989
19 Very Exciting! 15 Audio 2003 BOMP!
20 Let There Be Rock 2 Audio 1991 Vinyl Solution
21 Smell My Finger 8 Audio 1986 Waterfront Records
22 Yummy! 16 Audio 1990 Vinyl Solution
23 You Disappointed Me / Say Goodbye 2 Audio 1999 Radio Blast Recordings
24 Shark's Head / Birthday 2 Audio 1999 Munster Records
25 Busted! 2 Audio 1988-02-00 Waterfront Records
26 Most People Are A Waste Of Time 13 Audio 2006 Household Name Records
27 Very Exciting! 15 Audio 2003 BOMP!
28 Don't Wanna See You Cry / Suck And Swallow 2 Audio 1989 Waterfront Records
29 The Girl In The Sweater 2 Audio 1986 Waterfront Records
30 Giveaway E.P. 3 Audio 1989-07-28 Waterfront Records
31 This Terrible Place 14 Audio 2001-05-02 Bad Taste Records
32 Hard-Ons 10 Audio 1987
33 The Best Of..... / Rarities 48 Audio 1999 Citadel (7)
34 By My Side / I'll Come Again 2 Audio 1986-07-00 Livin' End Records
35 Dateless Dudes' Club 8 Audio 1992
36 Let There Be Rock 4 Audio 1991
37 Most People Are A Waste Of Time 13 Audio 2008-05-00 Red Lounge Records
38 Most People Are A Waste Of Time 13 Audio 2008-05-00 Red Lounge Records
39 Most People Are Nicer Than Us 15 Audio 2008-05-00 Red Lounge Records
40 Most People Are Nicer Than Us 15 Audio 2008-05-00 Red Lounge Records
41 Dateless Dudes' Club 8 Audio 1992-05-00
42 Promo 2003 2 Audio 2003 Bad Taste Records
43 She's A Dish / Simple Love 2 Audio 1992
44 Singles! 26 Audio 1994-11-00
45 Where Did She Come From? / Get Out Of My House 2 Audio 1990-10-00
46 She's A Dish 4 Audio 1992
47 Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts 12 Audio 1989-04-27 Waterfront Records
48 Love Is A Battlefield Of Wounded Hearts 12 Audio 1989-07-00 Waterfront Records
49 Yummy! 16 Audio 1990-11-00
50 Let There Be Rock 2 Audio 1991


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 [r=837666] EP in 1985 (later re-released in 1987 on Australia's [l=Waterfront Records]).

The band's origins can be traced back to Western Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School, where all three band members were students. The multicultural trio of [a=Keish De Silva] (of Sri Lankan descent), [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Peter+%22Blackie%22+Black]Blackie[/url] (Yugoslavian heritage) and [a=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 psychadelic 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 ([a=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.


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