Saturday, July 2, 2011

TBA 7" (Self-Released 1985)

July is here so that means Bako has officially turned into a burning hell. Staying in doors and spinning records will be on the agenda for this weekend as well as throwing up this next post. TBA were 3 youngins from DC that gave us this one and only 7" (300 pressed) way back in 1985. DC had been laying the ground work for Hardcore and post Hardcore for several years by 1985, but it seems as if their home town's musical legacy practically had no influence on them. At first listen, one would assume that they called Southern California home and were into bands like Rhino 39 or the Simpletones. Not too many bands around the DC area at that time were singing songs about the beach, girls, and buying booze with a fake I.D. These guys had chops and also a very creative way of making sleeves for their 7". This thing is very cleverly folded and houses one of the best band photos you could ever ask for. I should also mention that Don Zientara engineered this so if his Minor Threat, Government Issue, Faith, Fugazi etc., credits aren't enough, he'll always have the TBA 7" to back him up.

Side A
Song 1 Don't Say Don't

Song 2 Model Girl

Side B
Song 3 Another Day At The Beach

Song 4 Fake I.D.