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Sunday, March 29, 2009

ARTICLES OF FAITH (WHAT WE WANT IS FREE EP)

This is one of my favorite hardcore records, to this day when I listen to Bad Attitude, it makes me want to smash something . I have this in two different sleeve colors, this one is white and I also have a copy that has a blue sleeve. Articles of Faith were a Chicago-based hardcore band that were considered one of the vanguards of that Midwestern city's scene and released a handful of excellent records. Fronted by former protest singer and eventual history instructor Vic Bondi, Articles of Faith first came on the scene in 1981. Their first EP, What We Want Is Free, was released in 1982 and was followed by the Wait EP in 1983 and the LPs Give Thanks (1984) and In This Life (1985), which were both produced by Bob Mould. While their early releases contained a mélange of differing styles, their last release, In This Life, is one of the records credited with kick-starting the emocore sound. The band (Bondi, vocals and guitar, Dave Shield, bass and vocals, Virus-X, drums, Dorian Tajbakhsh, guitar, and Joe Scuderi, guitar) broke up in 1985. Bondi went on to form Alloy and Jones Very, released the EP Fortunate Son in 2003, and appeared in the 2006 documentary American Hardcore. In 2002 punk rock label mainstay Alternative Tentacles released Complete, Vol. 1 and Complete, Vol. 2, a comprehensive anthology of the band's work.
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REFERENCES ALLMUSIC http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0xfexqwgldfe~T1 WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Faith_(band) VIC BONDI'S WEBSITE http://www.vicbondi.com/
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VERSION SOUND 1982
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1. EVERYDAY
2. MY FATHERS DREAMS
3. BAD ATTITUDE
4. WHAT WE WANT IS FREE
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2 comments:

chris said...

great band. i agree bad attitude is great. i listen to articles before going to gigs to get me revved up!beers go down too fast because of them!
bad attitude by dmz is also a cool song!

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