Social Unrest

Complete Studio Recordings, Vol. 1

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Most of Vol. 1 is terrific early-'80s Southern California punk. Though Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray's production on 1982's Rat in a Maze EP is so high-end it sounds more like a Norelco shaver than a set of guitars -- a fault largely corrected by Geza X when he mastered the classic "Making Room for Youth" 7" -- nothing could blunt this youthful, zealous, masterful collision of speed and melody, with the manic vocals of Creetin K-Os. Sadly, K-Os split, and the band's later recordings were more clich├ęd (sneering, snarling) though still decent.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
2
1:58 SpotifyAmazon
3
0:21 SpotifyAmazon
4
2:26 SpotifyAmazon
5
1:33 SpotifyAmazon
6
2:42 SpotifyAmazon
7
1:46 SpotifyAmazon
8
1:47 SpotifyAmazon
9
1:28 SpotifyAmazon
10 1:12 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:19 SpotifyAmazon
12
3:01 SpotifyAmazon
13
3:19 SpotifyAmazon
14
2:59 SpotifyAmazon
15
2:17 SpotifyAmazon
16
3:51 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:06 SpotifyAmazon
18
3:56 SpotifyAmazon
19
2:46 SpotifyAmazon
20
5:05 SpotifyAmazon
21
3:25 SpotifyAmazon
22
2:12 SpotifyAmazon
23
2:06 SpotifyAmazon
24
2:38 SpotifyAmazon
25
3:29 SpotifyAmazon
26 0:53 SpotifyAmazon
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