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ARTIST
TITLE
End On End
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIS 016LP DIS 016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/5/2010

"1984 was a time of redefinition within the punk scene in Washington, DC and Rites of Spring more than led the charge. Rites of Spring not only challenged the macho posturing that had become so prevalent, but more importantly they defied musical and stylistic rule. The people that followed the band made it a point to try to never miss a gig, as ROS seemed to approach every show as if it was their last. The results could be explosive, often resulting in the destruction of their equipment, and this may well be one reason that they ended up playing only about 15 shows. It was the boldness of this band that really contributed to the swell of energy, often referred to as Revolution Summer, that swept over the DC scene in 1985. In their brief existence Rites of Spring released one full length album (DIS016) and a 7" (DIS022) both on Dischord Records. Band members Guy Picciotto and Brendan Canty went on to form One Last Wish and later joined Joe Lally and Ian MacKaye to form Fugazi. The Rites of Spring 12" LP is now being re-issued as part of the Dischord Records Remaster Series. The LP has been recut at Chicago Mastering Service (from the Silver Sonya masters) and will include a free MP3 download of the album."