Unreleased, alternate mix of their legendary 1983 album taken from the original tapes. Fast and furious, early ’80s, Southern California hardcore. The original album is now considered a pioneering classic of American hardcore for its lyrics dealing with teenage frustration and angst, along with such bands as Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag.
“CIRCLE ONE is a band I only know through their reputation—and through stories of singer John Macias being killed by police at the age of 29. It’s Macias’s vocals which are the most interesting component of this reissue. Atop mid-tempo to fast SoCal hardcore, Macias sings with way more theatrics than I expected, reminding me of Jello on late DEAD KENNEDYS stuff, or, alternately, Jack Grisham of TSOL.”
Reviewer Michael T. Fournier
MRR #460 • September 2021
(Puke n Vomit Records)