Thursday, July 8, 2010

Second Coming

The best hardcore band ever to come from San Diego's debut album was released in 1984 on their own Nutron label. I fell in love with this band based on their contribution to the seminal 1982 BYO comp Someone Got Their Head Kicked In. The fact that they had "Mad" Marc Rude on art duty didn't hurt. Fast, catchy hardcore that makes you want to skate, smoke dust, and fight cops. Some of these dudes died, rumor has it they lived as fast as they played. Thankfully they left this behind.

21 comments:

JM said...

Damn,how many of them died?

Aesop said...

I could be wrong but I believe two

Chris said...

One of my all time favorite bands. They are still playing....with the the singer being the only original member

Anonymous said...

Oh, shit! My older brother had this back in the day! Still sounds fucking killer.

Doug said...

didn't marc rude also do the cover for Earth A.D.?

Aylmer said...

The Bats did rule. "Someone Got Their Head Kicked In"? That's taking me back. The only other band on that comp that I could still listen to is the Adolescents. Everything else? No way.

Manslaughter said...

FUCK YEAH! BATTALION OF SAINTS FUCKING RULE!!!

Daniel said...

great album! long time since i listened to this band. tack kompis!

uniboehmer said...

Thank you Sir Aesop. Your work on this blog is much appreciated. BoS is insane!

Aylmer said...

Fuck the Johannes Mehserle verdict.

haizman_brain said...

Thanks for posting the album and not the Remix tracks from the CD they put out.

I just listened to both versions...what the hell were they thinking?

seAoxen said...

That BYO comp was my introduction to them as well & definately left me wanting more. This album is great & I much prefer it to Fighting Boys although I think their best work is the Second Coming 7" which I'm pretty sure came out on Mystic and on which they play unbelievably fast. The last decent band I was in covered Second Coming a la the ep version. I remember when the guitarist died - something to do with a bathtub if I remember correctly. Was a sad day for me.

seAoxen said...

Oh yeah - & the story the singer tells on American Hardcore about Henry Rollin's first visit to San Diego is... memorable

Anthony said...

ThnX Ace!! reminds me of Freshman year in HS! I also like that "Fighting Boys" ep! That was the shiz!

nano247 said...

holy crap. i totaly missed thios post
fuckin ayeeeeee
thanks again

P A J O said...

oh man, I used to love this album when it came out. it came with a poster of the band members heads impaled on spikes-- I hung it in my dorm room much to my roommates dismay!

yeah, marc rude did wolf's blood too.

Thanks so much for sharing, this brings back lotsa memories!!

Anonymous said...

love this. awesome.

Devil Dick said...

one of my all time faves and i was lucky enough to see them on the east coast in 85. how about some dr. know plug in jesus or the sst stains for some great cali mexi-core? 2 more of my fave bands/albums. i know you got the goods!

Toxik Boys said...

great shit, i really like this band, thanks

humansoffplanetearth said...

why does it look like toronto s SLAUGHTER logo on the cover! weird!

Chris said...

This and the Nip Drivers 'Destroy Whitey' were my two faves in high school