Sunday, April 20, 2008
Circle One- 1980 Demo + 1981 Demo
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...
The music is here...