Buzzaw guitar sound, Jelloish vocals and great song writing. I really don’t think James McMonagle tried to sound like Jello. He just happened to sound that way. Ahhh that yo yo yo yo middle part in Powerload give me shivvers everytime. Too bad the LP that came after this didn’t live up to the quality of this debute record.
Inside the sleeve one of the guys have written:”Only four more covers to do!!” and then there’s a nice drawing too. What a relief after hand glueing 500 sleeves. Classic US HC with a unique sound folks.
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Label: Speed Of Sound
Yodel-core at its very, very best!!!!!
This is a really good, vastly underrated, record and band. I’ve always noticed the Jello style vocals too.
Classic Philly band made famous by a line at the end of a Dead Milkmen song “I’m going to the hardcore show to see F.O.D.” Thanks for posting.
i grew up in the wasteland of suburban Philadelphia, not far from Ardmore (hometowon to FOD)… they were a local band I saw fairly often before heading off to college the yeat begfore this was released. My copy has a blue cover… Liked, but never loved these guys (it was the Jello-ish vocals that always got me).
One one of their releases there is a spoken word intro that end with ‘… you can all stop circle dancing… the Ardmore assault is on…” I thougt it was this 7″. Can anyone help this old man’s memory…
Shit, my typing was horrible on that comment… I need to proof read!
yo Otto– that song was from the first flipside comp with the spoken word beginning. there are two other songs you might remember from the “we’re doing it ourselves” or whatever philly comp LP that came out in 83 or something.
…Fastest Band in the Land.
I bought my copy — a green one — off a band member after a show at Long March hall in Philly. They killed that night!!!
These filth mongers should be exported to sudan. Still, this 7″ is the best 10 min of my life. Try to post the bonus tracks from the german re-issue (suburban cowboy and murder castle) as well as the comp track from Positive Force records “another shot for braken” thanks :)
This 7″ was okay, but i still prefer the “Shatter Your Day” LP and the “23” LP. Shatter Your Day is the catchiest, thrashiest, punk music ever laid to wax.
I love FOD!
I prefer ‘Shatter Your Day’ too, wilder
what a great 25 year old record! mine is in very good condition, unfortunatley I need to sell it. more infos on my blog, contact me if interested.
fuck yes! thanks so much. f.o.d rules!
Otto,is it you who get a credit in their lyrics-insert?
“powerload” made me smash a glass on the floor
Saw this band in Pensacola, Florida back in 1986….great performance!
FOD took HC to another level for me.
Incredible fast hardcore with great vocals. Bought it back in ’84 and got a blue one.
i picked this up in ’94 at a record fair. mine had “boy george is gay” hand written on the inside!
Does anyone have more fod lyric sheets?