Tag Archive: Committed

Mainstrike-Committed @ Manahawkin NJ Summer 1999

There is a long story about this show being moved from Waretown to Manahawkin that has taken on a legend of its own over the years. I was at work the whole afternoon, so I totally missed it until a friend called my job to tell me to go to Stewarts instead of Waretown. We had befriended Committed (especially Casey, who I still talk to today) and a lot of people from Cleveland, so there was some excitement for them playing. They were really good, but it was weird to get a pit going on concrete.A bunch of people I…
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Parade Brigade Fanzine #1: The Reviews

We put out Parade Brigade Fanzine #1 in the spring of 1999. I have no idea what show we released it for, but I think it was at Manville Elks Lodge. Maybe. Amendment 18 Demo This band has members of a number of bands (Insted, Chorus Of Disapproval, Outspoken, etc) I had different expectations for this demo expecting more moshy stuff, but I got straight forward hardcore with interesting breakdowns. Lyrically, this isn’t as “militant,” as xChorusx was, but good all around especially “Eulogy.” I look forward to more. BW Bane Holding This Moment Equal Vision Records Bane sort of…
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Ferret’s Review: Outlast-Take Control

Outlast Take Control 7″ Bottled Up Records A Straight Edge band from New Jersey that sounds like Youth of Today– what is this, 1997?  Despite the sarcasm, this is not at all bad.  They remind me more of Committed or Ten Yard Fight than Floorpunch.  Gang style backups, nice breakdowns, and posi lyrics throughout.  Just wish they were more creative with their song titles; they sound a bit generic.  For what they do, they do it well. Favorite track = “Power for Change”.