22 October 2014

D.S.F.A.


Feisty hardcore/thrash from Modesto. Not familiar with Modesto? I don't want to malign the meth infested outlying Bay Area hamlet, but suffice to say it's never been a hotbed for punk - the punks smart enough to know better tend to hit the road for SF or Oakland as soon as they are able. But thankfully for us these dudes stuck it out to crank out this 13 song banger, and it fukkn rips. Early '80s vibe, harnessing early SUICIDAL and MDC and dropping one screaming track after another. Songs like "Family's Only Family" are undiscovered classics, just top notch California hardcore...apparently the late '80s weren't a total void?



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mind link. Had this on the other side of a DBC cassette in 1989. For some reason it popped into my brain three days ago, leading to a fruitless Internet search. You are amazing and thank you.

Anonymous said...

man, thanx for this. stuff like this makes my day. thanx again.

gloom666 said...

My old band Romper Room Rejects played a number of shows with these guys. The one I recall best was either in Chico or Davis at a college. Also played at a pizza place with them. This was all during 1987. These guys live sounded a lot more like Attitude Adjustment then they do on this demo. listening to this really takes me back. thanks buddy. Nate

RumbleCo said...

bizzare to even see this...lol my names dave, i screamed into the mic. for what its worth, turning 50 (quit laughing...) in jan/'18, got together with the original guys and decided to play a show to usher this old punker into the next half century. back in modesto ...so thats where its gonna happen. keep an ear out.

Ugly Lenny said...

I bought this cassette at Off The Record in San Diego when I was a teenager about 30 years ago. I still have it. I have a practice recording somewhere of my old band playing I'm In Love with a Bag Lady Damn. This brings me back. They were from Modesto, so I never got to see them. I wrote them once to the PO Box on the cassette about getting on a mailing list; but I never heard back. Family's Only Family really hit home with me. I was able to find two or three songs on youtube, but not the whole album. My tape is a little warped in one spot. I was afraid to break it, so I don't play it anymore. Can't wait to put these songs on a CD and crank them in my car and feel 19 again!. Thank you