From the Vaults

The Hated – Words Come Back (1985) / If there was *one* single that I had to point too as transformational in the evolution of punk to post punk, I’d have to point to The Hated’s “Words Come Back.” Has that raw, unnerving and frenetic approach delivered in a layer of desperation.

Dag Nasty – Under Your Influence (1986) / Basically tried to copy everything about this band.

Descendents – Cheer (1987) / 1987! St. Louis! Descendents fronted by Milo with a mullet.

Girls Against Boys – In Like Flynn / In 1994, I got to see GVSB @ Reckless records with a bunch of Western Suburban scenesters. While it isn’t Soulside, I still appreciated the raw workman vibe of these guys.