Conviction of Sin – Live (Godcore 3)

Conviction of Sin
Live (Godcore 3)
1989 The Furnace Room

Burrito – Vocals
Keith – Guitar
Mark Brown – Bass
Doni Daudel – Drums

Tracy G – Guitar overdubs

Side 1:

  1. Intro
  2. I Don’t Know You
  3. Your Choice
  4. No Religion
  5. S. Decay

Side 2:

  1. Revelations 3:16
  2. Human Holocaust
  3. Back to the Cross
  4. Look to God

Conviction of Sin was an early Christian Punk band that Burrito of The Warning / 8 Ball Cholos fame was in before joining Moral Majority. This tape is part of the three-part Godcore tapes that chronicled Conviction of Sin and Moral Majority. These tapes are rare and very hard to find, so I was glad to hear at least one of them. Hopefully the other two will pop up soon. At one time Burrito was going to release all of this digitally, but that didn’t seem to happen. This tape is a live concert recording, and kind of rough at that. It’s hard to hear at times, but you can mainly tell it is hardcore punk. Well, except for the intro track – it’s like a keyboard guitar solo build-up thing that bands like Stryper did. Kind of odd. Also, the first song after the intro is the only one where Burrito doesn’t say “this song is…” – so I took a guess at what its title was. But it also sounds a bit like they are maybe screaming “Derelict!” a lot as well. So maybe that is the title? The last song also cuts off halfway through.

Godcore Records

Before jumping into tapes I am working on, I wanted to highlight some other stuff that will also be featured on this website. The first is Godcore Records. It is basically Burrito of Moral Majority / 8 Ball Cholos fame putting out older music he was involved in. There have been some delays, but check out the line up of rare tapes seeing the light of day:

[​GCR001] Moral Majority – Live
[​GCR002] The Warning – A Virgin in the Midst of Whores
[GCR003] Conviction of Sin – Live
[GCR004] The Warning – Repent or Die
[GCR005] Conviction of Sin – US Decay
[GCR006] The Warning – Cut the Crap

As you can see, this is pretty in your face punk kind of stuff, coming to digital download stores all over the nets. Some of these are still on my want list, so I hope they get released soon. I also hope he can dig up other obscure underground punk releases by Association of the Cross, GVA, and maybe even The Bumpus Hounds.