RAD/Cross Class Split LP

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RAD and Cross Class come together for one final release on this 19-song LP.

The punk attention span is shorter than ever in 2020 and there’s barely time to keep your eyes on the road, much less look backwards, but recordings from two of Sacramento’s unheralded twenty-teen giants will stop you dead in your tracks. CROSS CLASS drop ten tracks in nine minutes – frustration on the lyric sheet manifests as erratic start/stop riffs, exploding into primal DBeats that last just long enough to set you up so they can break you back down with devastating abandon(ment).

If CROSS CLASS are the destruction, on the flip RAD celebrate all that remains. If you were lucky enough to see them live, then you know that RAD play for RAD (listen to Lory scream “I’m not here to make friends!”) – and they are playing whether you like it (or them) or not. Still, one of the greatest and most inspiring live bands I have ever seen, cramming more honest intensity and mosh parts into criminally short light speed fastcore. Both bands are finished – CROSS CLASS went to school and moved away, while RAD morphed into SICK BURN – but the records remain, and a healthy hail to Sacramento (the city and the label) for making sure that these sounds made it to the rest of us.

— Robert Collins

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R.C. Boys – Rad Conspiracy EP

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R.C. Boys | Rad Conspiracy ep | 7” EP (SAC031 – 2017)

After 37 years perhaps Sacramento California’s first hardcore band, the RC Boys, are releasing their first record! Recorded on their home turf, Sacramento’s suburb of Rancho Cordova, on a portable tape recorder that they just happened to bring along one night, this tape went undiscovered for over 30+ years. For fans of early punk/hardcore in America, especially what was going on in California, this is a little piece of the puzzle. Drummer Pat Stratford would go on to front two of the best Sacramento bands ever: The Square Cools and Tales of Terror. So, if you love them, check this record out. They played shows at chineese food resturants serving minors and abandoned chicken coops with other early Northern California hardcore/punk bands like Rebel Truth, Mod Philo and 7 Seconds. Sacramento Records tried their best to preserve the authentic distressed “early hardcore aesthetic” by printing the cover and inserts on an old analog copy machine. The record comes with an amazing 10” by 17” collage of live pictures of the band plus an extensive interview with the band’s surviving members detailing teen-punks-coming-of-age, their random misadventures and predictable demise. This record was a labor of love and hopefully the first of many more archival releases documenting Sacramento’s rich music history. Three songs pressed on green vinyl with a limited run of 300 records.

R.C. Boys – Rad Conspiracy EP on SoundCloud

 

RAD- Sacramento is RAD +1 (Cassette)

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Sacramento is RAD +1 is the band’s tribute to Sacramento punk rock. On this tape, you’ll find covers of songs by the infamous Rebel Truth and cartoony hyper-punks The Lizards. Oh, and one more band that’s not actually from Sacramento (hence the “+1″), Poison Idea.

Track listing:

  1. Child Hosts the Parasite (Rebel Truth)
  2. All I know (Rebel Truth)
  3. Coke up my Butt (The Lizards)
  4. Cult Band (Poison Idea)

4 mins 22 sec

 

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