Sunday, April 20, 2008

Circle One- 1980 Demo + 1981 Demo

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Here are two demos from Circle One. One is from 1980 and the other is from 1981.
Circle One is one of my all time favorite bands. I could go on and on for pages about how great I know they are.
Circle One was a fantastic hardcore bands from LA in the early 80's. Their LP, 'Patterns Of Force' easily makes my top records of all time and it is available elsewhere on this blog. I think you should download it right away.
Some of the songs on these demos, 'One Chord' and 'In This City', are about as simple as a song can be. Then as the songs progress, you get longer and even more wonderful songs such as 'Highway Patrolman', which is one of their best songs. Something cool about this band is that their slower songs are just as powerful and exciting as their fast songs. I love how 'Highway Patrolman' goes from slow to real fast and then slows down a bit for the chorus. Also here is the great 'Highschool Society' with its very simple, yet memorable chorus. The vocals here are a bit different than the LP, but who cares? To me, everything this band did is golden. Fuck, what a great band! People don't make tunes like this anymore. Enjoy the music!
If anyone has any live stuff, audio or video, or pictures of anything Circle One related, please contact me. Thanks!

Here is a picture of singer John Macias...
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The music is here...
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pnsnr6

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

a couple facts about john macias:
-he was gunned down by the cops on the santa monica pier.
-his father ran a printshop in south LA which was frequented by a little record label from the southbay called SST.
-he was one of the religious punks featured in "another state of mind".

Sound And Fury said...

i wish he talked more in 'another state of mind' instead of that ridiculous singing douchebag guy. on the dvd, the youth brigade commentary, they tell a funny story about that guy, 'dont fuck with BYO'.

Anonymous said...

Check Out "The SLOG Movie There's Circle one, Sin 34, Wasted Youth, Redd Cross, and others great flick>anonourmous

boob booba looba maah! said...

another state of mind is a cool docu. mr sound and fury, you should dedicate a week to old cleveland friend bands. like set straight, grudematch... any looking back records release! in control zine, that punch clown zine. cleveland used to be awesome. right idea is bringing it back!

Chris said...

I read a Fluf interview last night where they talk about John Macias and Circle One being the first Christian hardcore band. They also talked about him being gunned down.

wanderlander said...

Circle One definitely one of the first Christian HC along with Scaterd Few also from LA, thought they may have been 82-83, I'd say at least number 2. Also Circle One reunion go to http://www.myspace.com/circle1

chrissstopher said...

little known facts:
-John Macias was the ONLY christian in circle one.
-Guitarist Mike Vallejo ran the amazing Feedback Records
-Circle One has a new lp out on Artifix (the label that did the Bags lp) with singer Billy Brown and it's rumored to be quite good.

urania235 said...

Any chance of re-upping these demos? I have a CD that has most of the Cirle One material, but I don't think these demos are on it. I've also read that Macias and Circle One could be kind of bully-ish, and weren't all that liked on a social level because of their heavy-handed approach.

Anonymous said...

i agree with urania it would be cool to maybe put these back up because you cant find these anywhere else right now

Anonymous said...

please re-up dude
this shit is hard to find

Anonymous said...

Please repost this, it says that the file is not available. Great blog

Anonymous said...

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