NEOS: Fight with Donald: 7”

May 25, 2021

It seems that Supreme Echo is putting so much stuff out these days that I have reviews every issue. Trust me; I am okay with that, especially in this case. When it comes to my adopted hometown of Victoria BC, there is a “holy trinity” of punk and/or hardcore bands that people usually recognize on an international level: NoMeansNo, Dayglo Abortions, and Neos. The latter are definitely the least known, yet in many circles are credited with being instrumental in the creation of “speed-punk” leading to crossover and thrash in following years. Fight with Donald was recorded during 1982-’83 and by the end of 1983 the band had ended its short, two-year existence. The eighteen songs on this 7” are fast and raw. Youth anger at its finest. This is pressed from the original stampers and serves an appetizer to a forthcoming discography LP. This band is a keystone in the history of hardcore (Canadian and otherwise) and it is great to see these songs become available again. Highly recommended. –Ty Stranglehold (Supreme Echo,

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