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Complete, Vol. 1: 1981-1983
     

Complete, Vol. 1: 1981-1983

by Articles of Faith
 
The wonderful thing about punk rock as a recorded medium is its short songs and its penchant for releasing anomalous formats with shorter running times, such as singles and splits, so that one can comprehensively encapsulate a long career in a single disc, such as with the indispensable Minor Threat

Overview

The wonderful thing about punk rock as a recorded medium is its short songs and its penchant for releasing anomalous formats with shorter running times, such as singles and splits, so that one can comprehensively encapsulate a long career in a single disc, such as with the indispensable Minor Threat Complete Discography, or in two discs, as Articles of Faith did. The title leaves nothing to the imagination -- the disc is the first three years of the history of the semi-legendary Chicago troupe, which in this case are the band's contribution to the early The Mastertape compilation, the band's What We Want Is Free EP, and the entire Give Thanks debut LP accompanying two bonus tracks. Fortunately, the music is as bold as the disc's title is generic. Taking cues from Hüsker Dü (whose Bob Mould produced some of the material here), Articles of Faith came into life kicking and screaming before melodic intervention would firmly take hold. Volume one shows those neophytic years where vocalist Vic Bondi is screaming for change as loudly as he can while his band is playing as fast as they can. It's a simple enough formula, but the vestiges of the band's future still show up, even amidst the most cacophonous clamor of the early material, and better yet, still stand up on their own two decades later, with a shimmering timelessness that defies the relative lack of innovation that would come about soon enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Alternative Tentacle
UPC:
0721616028720
catalogNumber:
287

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Articles of Faith   Primary Artist
Vic Bondi   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Shield   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Virus-X   Drums
Joe Scuderi   Guitar
Dorian Tajbakhsh   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ian Gillan   Composer
Bob Mould   Engineer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer
Jon Lord   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Glen Buxton   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Lou Giordano   Remixing
Paul Mahern   Engineer
Neal Smith   Composer
Vic Bondi   Liner Notes,Remixing
John Yates   Contributor
Bill McQueen   Engineer
Lonie Walker   Composer
Peter Leonardy   Engineer
Henry Smith   Composer

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