F: Four from `84: 7”

Mar 17, 2008

The only thing I really remember of this band is their great track, “Attack,” from the first Flipside comp. I don’t recall what the You Are an E.P. 12” sounds like anymore. It’s been a couple of decades since I last heard it, and I think my brother has it. I think it was still basically hardcore. I’m guessing this recording session would fall right after those two releases. It sounds like the period when a lot of punk bands either went metal or rock. F went the rock route. This release has that early glam-meets-rock sound: a mixture of Iggy Pop meets Redd Kross, a loose expression of having fun, being obnoxious, and not caring if you like it or not. A band that didn’t float in my radar back then, but it is an interesting thing to be unearthed for people to hear.

 –don (Burrito)