Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Classic hardcore revisited - Agression - Don't Be Mistaken

Agression - Don't Be Mistaken
BYO Records - 1983

I recently saw a band cover the song "No Mercy" from this album, so I felt that I should share the hardcore skate punk sounds from Oxnard, CA's very own Agression. Coming from a fertile scene that produced other notable bands: Ill Repute, Dr. Know, and RKL, Agression as well as other bands like JFA and soon later B'last! pioneered what would be called the skate punk sound. This is the bands debut lp after having songs on BYO comp Someone Got Thier Head Kicked In!, and by many is considered thier best material. Agression on this album play mostly mid-paced hardcore songs with good groove going into bursts of speed. On a few tracks, Agression pick up the pace a bit throught. Singer Mark Hickey's vocal style is quite unique and works well with this brand of hardcore. The production sounds great for an album released in 83', and the album cover picture is quite possibly one of the most bad ass photos ever. 14 tracks. Sadly two of the band members have passed away and in tribute of them the surviving band members released "Grind Kings" in 2006.

(Uploaded from my CD, some songs may skip, let me know)

Buy the album here on both CD and lp

Agression live in the early 80's Awesome crowd!

1 comment:

  1. best band to skate to, great LP as well as their self titled LP