Sunday, February 24, 2008

Circle One- Patterns Of Force

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Here is the great Circle One 'Patterns Of Force' LP from 1983. This is another one of my favorite records. A lot of people had problems with this band, whether it be because of the lyrics, the violence that surrounded the band or their fans, but either way, I think this record is fantastic.
Circle One started in 1980. They played their first show in 1981 and their first show was also the first Suicidal Tendencies show. The band had a large following, a lot of them were a part of "The Family" the group of people led by singer John Macias. He was a giant, built man, who had a lot of people looking up to him. A lot of people who knew him said he had his problems but he was a good friend and a good person. They said he had a menacing aura about him and that he wasn't afraid to stand up for himself. A few times he even knocked out policemen who were hassling random punk kids. He also started P.U.N.X., which promoted and put on punk shows in LA/OC but had their own security, in an attempt to keep it safer.
I like this record a lot and I hope you enjoy it! If people like this, I will upload some demos and live stuff too!

Here are two live pics of John Macias...
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The music is here...
http://www.mediafire.com/?1i1j5npvlem

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man, I grew up around these guys in pico rivera>great to see this posted>>>John was scary and intense but always treated me cool>>thank god!>Rg

xkraggle said...

Nice blog you got here..thanks for the kind words too.
I do think I saw another picture of Macias singing...too bad I completely forgot where I saw it.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love Circle One, and will be making some youtube videos for them soon as I can. Do you happen to have any demos or anything not already on the cd released with a lot of stuff on it? You don't have that early tape with extra songs like "Let's Get Rid Of Society" do you? Or the 4 songs off that compilation which features a few other bands and has an awesome version of High School Society where he yells stuff in the beginning? Please get back with me at bestvitaminsonline@yahoo.com if you would. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

JOHN MACIAS WAS A FUCKIN IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

SO ARE YOU !!!! BUT NOBODY IS KEEPING COUNT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DON"T YOU HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR A DEAD MAN !!!!!!!!!!! BESIDES WE ALL KNOW YOU WOULDN'T HAVE SAID THAT TO HIS , I GUESS IT'S EASY TO TALK SHIT TO A DEAD MAN !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

Again, you supply us with another out of print first wave hardcore classic. Love the blog and love the purveying of radical sounds of yesteryear even more!