Jul 06, 2007

Hated Principles were an early ‘80s LA punk band. They made their way onto some Mystic comps and released a pretty solid album, but they never really caught on. One of the former members of Hated Principles went on to become Donofthedead, Razorcake record reviewer. So, yeah, full disclosure: this is my buddy Don’s band’s seven inch. I’m always a little hesitant when a friend gives me his band’s record, because, if I don’t like it, I’m put in an uncomfortable situation. Luckily, I really like this seven inch. If I’m not mistaken, it’s two old Hated Principles songs re-recorded, and two newer songs. The songs explore the hardcore territory between Black Flag and Ill Repute, with a little Adolescents thrown in. There’s even a goofy, RKL-type song called “MTA” to wrap this record up. All four of these songs bring me back to a musical era that I love. It feels like a lost gem. I just think they should’ve been the Hated Principals.

 –sean (Gothic Gospel)