CHANNEL 3: To Whom It May Concern: LP

Mar 04, 2010

Releasing demos can be a dicey prospect, but TKO’s release of early Channel 3 demos is a real triumph and entertaining beyond the realm of just history. The range of playing spans slower, more rocking versions of classics like “I Got a Gun” and songs like “Late at Night” that are more in congress with what was evolving as the Southern California sound. The back of the album has a note from the band describing the record as “family snapshots,” but the album holds up and is pretty essential for anyone wearing grooves into their Adolescents records. Bad Brains’ Black Dots set a standard for essential “demo having.” To Whom It May Concern keeps that standard alive nicely.

 –Billups Allen (TKO)