Monday, January 25, 2010
Here's something I've been wanting to do for a long time; a complete (to my knowledge) 411 post (The "Thoughts That Feed the Fire" 7inch was one of my earliest posts here). Sometimes when you're excited to do something, less is more... so here we go:
Four One One was a Southern California melodic/post-hardcore band from the early 90's. Featuring a host of musicians from many varied bands (Farside, Triggerman, Rocket From the Crypt, Speak, & No For An Answer to name a few); the band meshed together mid-tempos of another kind with lyrical content that forced the listener to take notice; and agree or disagree; form an opinion of some kind.
Big drums, a very well blended guitar/bass attack, and those signature Dan O vocals, but being sung/spoken in a way that really shows what he's capable of as a frontman.
Since hearing "Under Fire" on KSPC some 15 years ago & having a friend dub me the "This Isn't Me" album on tape, I've been hooked. Easily one of my favorite hardcore/punk bands. As I prepared to post the lp & re-post a better rip of the 7inch i literally stumbled upon the Suburban Voice comp after looking for years & then the Sign Language & Purgatory comps which I hadn't even known existed. Download and enjoy.
"Thoughts That Feed the Fire" 7inch
"This Isn't Me" LP
"Flesh (live)" from Suburban Voice Comp. 7inch
"Life Minus Me" from Sign Language 3x 7inch Comp
"Mad At Myself" (GI cover) from the Headstart to Purgatory Comp CD
"Heartbeat (live)" unreleased track from Spanky's Riverside, CA likely '91 or '92
"State Violence_State Control" (discharge cover) NEWLY ADDED
Full scans of the 7inch, LP CD booklet, Suburban Voice Record, Sign Language Comp. covers & 411's page from the booklet, Purgatory comp. cover & little 411 blurb.
Jake Jacobs, enjoy! Jed Butterfield, where ever you are, thanks for dubbing that tape for me!
Four One One - "Discography?" (DOWNLOAD)
JUST ADDED: "State Violence-State Control" (Discharge Cover) DWONLOAD --Thanks to xdowntimex for the info and download link. For now its the whole comp. In the future the track will be added to the 411 download.
A Few Extras from the guys over at xSTUCK IN THE PASTx
Live Set for download over at Stuck In the Past
A good Dan'O interview from last year can be found HERE There's also some nice old MRR ads that inc. the 411 shooter ( i will pay handsomely for a shirt) HERE
ANOTHER BONUS, this one comes from the fine fellow over at the xSHIRTSx blog; amazing 411 shirt collection (and some nice NFAA stuff too): HERE