25 December 2010

DIRECT CONTROL


One ripping live on the radio set from Richmond, Virginia's finest purveyors of '80s style USHC. This was recorded in 2005, when DIRECT CONTROL was on the tip of everyone's tongue...what they were doing was nothing new, nothing that we all hadn't heard before, but when punks get together and dish out hardcore this perfectly, people are going to take notice. And people noticed. Brandon gave me the DIRECT CONTROL demo when he was still "this 17 year old who moved up from North Carolina to play for MUNICIPAL WASTE," and he quickly became responsible for some of the most brilliantly executed hardcore to come out of the '00s. At a fest in Chicago (2006 I think?), I signed up to drive a band to the airport to help out the organizers, but then found out that by doing so I would miss DIRECT CONTROL's set on the last day of the fest. This was unacceptable to me, and since the organizers couldn't find another ride for their cantankerous Texans, they were forced to rearrange the set times so that I could see my favorite Virginians. Does this make me an asshole? Perhaps, and I felt a little bad when DIRECT CONTROL took the stage last, after days of bands had already played and what was left of the crowd was dead tired and unenthusiastic (sorry dudes)...but that was the band I wanted to see, and fukk knows RIISTETYT were not a suitable consolation that weekend. This live set might only be 13 minutes long, but it's 13 minutes packed with hits (like "Herd The Cattle," which was my most choicest jam for at least 18 months) and features the singer from TEAR IT UP limping through a C.O.C. cover...and jokes about Boston baked beans.


11 comments:

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

post some uk punk please

Anonymous said...

...and enjoy your christmas

Anonymous said...

Wah, I'm a baby and your blog doesn't have everything I want so I'm gonna complain all the time, even if other people like it.

Anonymous said...

why must we fight on christmas?

Anonymous said...

post the Lost Tribe tape

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

sorry that i have an Opinion

Anonymous said...

bless us with the greatest christmas opinion!

Anonymous said...

Post some Estonian ska, please.

Anonymous said...

estonia outlawed christmas in 1986!

Dan said...

I'm gonna get this back on subject, and say that I remember that set at Chicago Fest (it was 05), and it was KILLER. I definitely circle pitted for literally the entire time they played.

Civil War Syndrome said...

My old band played with Direct Control & Sleeper Cell when they both came through Nashville. One of my favorite nights of punk ever. Does anyone know when My War is going to ship out the debut Direct Control LP? I preordered it and I am still waiting...