Articles Of Faith – "Wait" Outtakes

Those Alternative Tentacles reissues are essential no doubt. But the German released “Core” compilation from the early 1990′s is even better because of the outtakes from the “Wait” EP recording session.

As most of you know, AOF represented the second wave of Chicago HC in the early 1980′s and was often near fisticuffs with the more traditional first-wave bands, especially The Effigies. I am a fan of both bands but I think in hindsight, AOF was probably more consistent. I don’t know if they ever reached the heights of “Below the Drop” but a lot of Effigies tracks just don’t stand up over time. AOF, on the other hand, seems more relevant now than they did in the early 1980′s.

I would say that any of the early AOF releases up to “Give Thanks” are definitely worth purchasing. Another great moment in midwestern punk/HC history.

You can buy all of AOF’s releases (excluding these tracks) from Alternative Tentacles.

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11 Responses to Articles Of Faith – "Wait" Outtakes

  1. Anonymous says:

    yeah now that is what I call perfection!! Thanks. Speaking of The Effigies, it would be seriously cool so have some stuff available other than the cd that was put out a few years ago. Hint, hint.

  2. Joe Stumble says:

    Yeah you wont be seeing any of the Effigies stuff on any MP3 blog. For more info please consult .

    I agree with Eric there, that the Effigies are completely within thier rights to request thier music be removed. I dont understand it but I will remove any artist that requests being removed. I’m just a fan.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I forgot about that. You know, if your music is not available, then why not let someone hear some great songs? Ridiculous me thinks. I just cant believe that such a great band has just the Remains Nonviewable and that is it. Hmmmm.

  4. johnny says:

    got the a.t. re-issues
    this i needed thanks

  5. Anonymous says:

    nice post…trust me people are coming here…i just have nothing to say usually…

  6. Peter - KBDRecords says:

    AOF have always been one of my old favourites. I have an unpublished interview I did with Virus X from 1986. I have to do something with it cause he really took the time to fill out my stupid questions.

  7. Dfactor says:

    Excellent – I have the Bitzcore CD and it smokes from start to finish – also, good to see Vic Bondi being acknowledged in the upcoming doc on American Hardcore – see the trailer at


  8. Anonymous says:

    You guys know that the Effigies are playing again, right? They already played in St. Louis last summer.

  9. Hecubus Rex says:

    They are playing with Naked Raygun at the end of April at the House of Blues in Chicago. Would rather see AOF though. I saw their last show at the Cubby Bear and they were always great live. Thanks for posting these!

  10. nikita coltrane says:

    It’s pretty stupid that these tracks aren’t on the AT CDs (neither is “Angry Man” from the Bitzcore reissue of Give Thanks).

    Pretty much the best band of any genre ever from Chicago, IMHO.

  11. marcos says:

    hi thanks for this great songs aguante el hardcore loco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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