Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"No One to Trust"

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compilation LP
(La Habra Music, 1981)

RF7 are a kickass, long-running, but not as well known SoCal hardcore band. Their first release on their own was a 7" EP called Acts of Defiance; I have been looking for a copy for around 25 years now, with no luck (it's been reissued recently, but I want the real deal). When their discography comes up, however, this release is conspicuously absent.

For one thing, that cover! OMG, the worst aspects of early 80s graphic design all rolled into one, deliciously horrific piece of "art." The other, and more likely main, reason is this song is not hardcore. Not even close. I don't know if they started as a new wave band and changed, or if this song is an anomoly. I used to think it was awful, but now I kinda like it. So sue me.

Their latest album, last year's Hatred on the Rise, is pretty raging, btw.

3 biased opinions:

Biki Honko said...

A very cool, almost bluesy kinda song. Very listenable. In fact, I'm going to re-listen to it now.

Biki Honko said...

ok a second listen.....and wow! i like this song! sooo do the rest of their stuff sound this way? if so? im a fan!

Lightning Baltimore said...

This song is very much the anomoly in their catalog. If you click on their name in the post, you'll be directed to their MySpace, where you can hear what they sound like today. Personally, I love all their stuff.