This 5-song 12″ EP is blazing fast and intelligent hardcore, 80s style, a la AOF’s classic “What We Want Is Free” EP (1982) & “Give Thanks” LP (1984). Recorded at Chicago’s Million Yen Studios (Cheap Trick, Effigies, Local H, Smoking Popes) on July 4, 2010, these 5 songs show the band members’ continuing political involvement and brutal musical chops. This lineup had not written or recorded together since 1985’s “In This Life” LP.
“New Normal Catastrophe” was mixed by J. Robbins (of Jawbox & Report Suspicious Activity [a collaboration between J. Robbins and AOF’s Vic Bondi]) in Baltimore, MD.
This 5-song 12″ is released in time for the return of the original lineup to the stage at Chicago’s annual RIOT FEST from October 6-October 10, 2010. This lineup has not played live together since July 1985!
Vic Bondi: Vocals, Guitar
Dave Shield: Bass, Vocals
Dorian Taj: Guitar, Vocals
Joe Scuderi: Guitar
Virus X: Drums