RILE 9 COLLECTIVE: To Walk in Truth: 7”

Rile 9 Collective is an oi band from Los Angeles, my home. There are great guitar lines by Moises Cassillas and Sean Garcia, reminiscent of Cock Sparrer. The lyrics and vocals from drummer Frankie Loyal are tops. This band knows that, ultimately, oi is still rock and fucking roll, not meathead hardcore. My two favorite of the four tracks are the anthems on side two, “This City, Los Angeles…” and “My Father’s Son.” They break free of the tired stereotypes and cover universal themes that every punk, skinhead, wayward misfit, man, woman, and child can relate to. Great shit, R9C! I can’t wait to come see you live.

 –John Mule (Chapter 11)