Friday, February 1, 2008
CITIZENS ARREST demo tape (1989)
1.serve & protect
6.I won't allow
7.pressure's on (Red C)
This is a classic for sure. These guys released an amazing 7", a great LP, and a flexi. Influential NYC hardcore, that along with Rorschach, GO!, and Born Against helped to fuel change in how the scene in NYC was viewed by the rest of the world. Before this, NY mainly had a rep for being dumb, and supporting macho, straightedged punk, that was pretty non political, or sometimes even had a slight conservative edge to it. These bands helped to change that and helped created the ABC No Rio scene.
This tape features Ted Leo on vox, and Daryl on drums (he played drums for Born Against at one time as well).
The first time I saw these guys was at Abc no rio, with Born Against. CXA were a steamroller. Daryl approached My friend Louis, Mike J, and myself asking about a L'arm shirt Louis was wearing... Daryl seemed totally cool, and talked to us about Heresy, Fear Of God, Ripcord, and L'arm. It was easy to tell we were from out of town, as Mike Bullshit started yelling at us for pulling out our money on the street, to pay our way into the gig.