BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS is proud to reissue THE FACTION – Yesterday Is Gone 12”. This is the first FACTION record ever released. Originally coming out in 1983 and as a 7” limited to 1000 copies. It has been out of print now for around 32 years. This is now being reissued as a 12” restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before! This also contains two extra songs that were not on the original (both being on the Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 1 comp!). All these songs are were recorded in the same session thus finally making this record complete! The cover of this record was done by former pro skater G.S.D. and also contains a sick inner sleeve complete with lyrics and some sick skate photos from back when this record originally came out! To top it all off only 1500 of these will be pressed and on white vinyl for RSD 2016.
Featuring legendary pro skater (and founding member) Steve Caballero! Hear THE FACTION blaze through 7 classic songs that helped to define what would become known as Skate Rock. Just give this a listen and you can hear why THE FACTION is legendary and a pioneer of the Skate Rock genre.
This is the band that was on the Skate Rock cassettes. This is the band that’s song “Skate and Destroy” was in the opening of the first Bones Brigade skateboard video. This is the band name and logo 100,000’s of skaters world wide would write and paint on their decks, grip tape, school folders and skate spots! Even today their music is featured in many skateboard documentaries and was even used in a commercial that aired during Superbowl 49. THE FACTION are quit alive and well and still playing out to this day!
(Beer City Records)