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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TOXIC REASONS (GOD BLESS AMERICA)

I'm surprised its taken me this long to post a record from Toxic Reasons. They are definitely one of my all time favorite bands. This is a great slab of hardcore brilliance from 1984. It's on the U.K. based Treason label and there were 1000 pressed. Two of the songs are from the Bullets for you record, and Destoyer appeared on the Killed by remote control. All three songs are different versions unique to this single. I pulled this info from Wikipedia, I thought it was a decent short summery of their history. However I will put a link at the bottom for a site that has a great story from their manager Terry Hammer, go check it out. Toxic Reasons formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1979. The founding members were Bruce Stuckey (bass guitar & vocals), Joel Agne (guitar & vocals), Ed Pittman (lead vocals), and Mark Patterson (drums). In 1980, Joel Agne left the band and was replaced by Greg Stout on bass, and Bruce Stuckey switched to lead guitar. In 1981, Mark Patterson left the band and was replaced by James J. (J.J.) Pearson on drums. Rob Lucjak ("Snott") also joined on rhythm guitar.
They recorded their first LP, Independence, at Keystone Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana, then went on tour and moved to San Francisco, where their label Risky Records was located. David "Tufty" Clough joined the band on bass guitar.
Ed Pittman left the group following the release of Independence. During this time the band created a logo showing the U.S., Canadian, and British flags joined together. The symbol not only represented their tri-national roots (J.J. from Canada, Tufty and Rob from England, and Bruce from the U.S.), but also came to symbolize the diversity of their sound, which mixed fast U.S. hardcore with melodic Canadian guitar lines and British influences like reggae-punk plus more mid-tempo anthems.
They have made over 40 recordings to date, including eight full-length albums.
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REFERENCES - WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_Reasons#History TOXIC REASONS BIOGRAPHY http://www.angelfire.com/oh/liveperformances/ToxicReasons.html MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/toxicreasons02
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TREASON RECORDS 1984
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1. GOD BLESS AMERICA
2. CAN'T GET AWAY
3. DESTROYER
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***DOWNLOAD***

4 comments:

topper said...

Toxic Reasons were ok those days

Thanx Frank

Klaus said...

well done Frank!
had the two songs(can`t get AND god bless) on my European version of the kill by remote control LP. But don´t have a record player anymore...so couldn`t hear it - until now!
THANKS!!

FRANK MILLER said...
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FRANK MILLER said...

your welcome , their one of my favorite bands.