STAAGS! – Adult Brigade

STAAGS! – Forfeited My Youth, Get Off My Lawn, Batshit Crazy // Busy, Dissatisfied, Hard to Function (DHR Records) 2007. Wow. This one slipped through the cracks. I received this a year or two ago I think and put it on for a spin recently and was just floored. Who the fuck are these guys? This is an excellent hardcore EP. I swear to fuck I would have thought this came out in like 1981 or something if someone would have tried to convince me of that. Not that this instantly means shit. There was a lot of dreck in 1981. I’m just sayin’ that this wouldn’t have been dreck in 81. It would have been godhead. From the research I have been doing, which means going to their MySpace site, I have discovered that they may be older dudes. This would explain their apparent rage at the workplace as exemplified by the record cover and inserts. Let the “kids” rail against high school and parents. These guys rail against project management. Shit that’s funny. I get to laugh my ass off to the inserts while rockin’ out to this great EP. From Memphis and connected with them Goner boys I believe.

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3 Responses to STAAGS! – Adult Brigade

  1. Brushback says:

    Fuk yeah! This is great. You know, there’s a whole bunch of ’81/’84-sounding HC bands out there now (I mean, besides Sex/Vid and Mind Eraser and the ones that everybody else knows), which you never would’ve figured to see again during the drought of metalcore in the ’90s… I should e-mail you some Self Defense (early ’00s, from Ct.) one of these days.

  2. OTTO says:

    Well, hell yeah… that’s just some Grade A prime cut straight ahead hXc. A few of my friends and I have toyed with the idea of getting an old school hardcore band together. The catch? You have to be at least 40 to join… We even have a band name “The Silverbacks”. Too bad we live in different cities/continents, have demanding jobs, and kids. But if we ever did it, we wold sound like this!

  3. chris g says:

    dude, this sounds like Claw Hammer trying to keep up with Middle Class

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