Monday, 26 December 2016


Year:  2016
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Beer City
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Hardcore        Punk

Attitude Adjustment are an old school hardcore punk band formed in 1980s in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The band was formed by Chris Kontos, Eric Smith and Rick Strahl in early 1985. The line up was expanded by the addition of Kevin Reed on vocals. This lineup played a number of initial shows at Ruthies Inn, the New Method, the Mabuhay Gardens and other Bay Area venues. Several months later due to personal issues, Kevin Reed was replaced by Andy Andersen and Chris Scapparo joined as a second guitarist. They shortly went into the studio to record the Dead Serious Demo in 1985. The demo was recorded at Peter Miller Studios and engineered by Eric Kauschen. Attitude Adjustment played frequent gigs throughout the Bay Area and California alongside bands like Forbidden, Vio-Lence, Sacrilege, Possessed, Hirax, Death Angel, R.K.L., Dr. Know, Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, D.R.I., Discharge, UK Subs, Neurosis, The Exploited, Varukers and Operation Ivy, among others in 1986 and 1987. The band finally released their debut album, "american paranoia" released on "Pusmort Records", which was and is still runed by musician and drawner Pusmort (Septic Death).

At the end of 1987 Andy Andersen, Chris Scaparro and Rick Strahl joined up with former Condemned to Death guitarist Keith Chatham to form Condemned Attitude which later turned into Attitude and then in 1990 to Two-Bit Thief. Attitude released two more records (an LP and an EP), taking a more thrash metal direction, with Andy Andersen returning to his initial style of singing. Different drummers and bassists (Rick Strahl took the guitar job alongside Chris Scaparro) were part of the lineup at this time and Eric Brecht eventually took the drum spot. Chris Kontos, Eric Smith and Kevin Reed continued on with Attitude Adjustment and in 1988, this new lineup released the EP No More Mr. Nice Guy, again on Pusmort Records, which is very different from American Paranoia. In 1991, they returned to the name Attitude Adjustment, and with the original line up to record their last studio album, Out Of Hand, again mixing hardcore with thrash metal. The band kept unactive until 2011 with a very good album entitled "no way back" and later this "Terrorize", both a clear come back to its original old school hardcore punk roots. Excellent album made through label "Beer City Records" for all those who love hardcore!
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"no way back"
Year:  2011
Label:  Taang
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk

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