If you combined the sounds of the Rezillo's , Stiff Little Finger's , and the Clash , you would have a pretty good idea what the strike sound like . The first thing I heard from them was the album listed below when it first came out, and I instantly new I had to buy all their records . If you buy the cd these two songs are included as bonus tracks . All their stuff is worth owning , and you should be able to find most of their releases relatively cheap still . Hailing now from Chicago The Strike have quickly become the leaders of the leftist revolution. The story actually begins in the city of Minneapolis in early 1993. The band was started by Chad Anderson (guitar, vocals) and former guitarist Micah Garlich-Miller. They recruited Chad’s brother Chris Andersonas their drummer and local Minneapolis bassist Kris Adams. Both Chad and Chrisare originally from Winnipeg, Canada.The band began a local following in the city of Minneapolis that resulted in a single on Johann’s Face Records in 1995. They also released several other singles and compilation tracks including a short tour with Dillinger Four. In1996 the recorded their first full length on Johann’s Face titled ‘A Conscience Left to Struggle with Pockets Full Of Rust.’In 1997 The Strike relocated to Chicago without second guitarist Micah Garlich-Miller and began playing their leftist political rock that caught the Chicago scene by storm. The band’s has been involved with benefits for Food Not Bombs, the International Socialist Organization and performing at scooterrallies throughout the Midwest.The Strike take their influences from The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers and The Jam. They know that revolutions can only be created by the working class,they try to make people aware of the political struggles both past and present.
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Records I'm Looking For
Here's a few records I wouldn't mind adding to my collection; some rare, some not so rare. Please click on the Records link to see them. If you have an extra copy to sell me or maybe even trade; I would love to hear from you. Maybe you can even point me in the direction of someone who may have a copy to sell. I would prefer to "buy"; although I may still have a few things I might be willing to part with; my collection is pretty condensed these days..