Repost from September the 2nd 2006. Added more scans and new rips in better quality for all tracks.
For those of you who are new to The Middle Class this is the bands debut released in 1978 and considered to be the first Hardcore record.
I read an interview with Henry Rollins(wrong it was Jello) where he speaks about Middle Class or a dutch 7inch released as early as 1972 beeing the first HC record. Can’t find that interview now though.
It’s an earth shattering record considering the year of the release but the best song I’ve heard from MD is from their second release posted at Good Bad Music For Bad, Bad Times! Situations reveal what was to come: a more gloomy dark post punk band.
“If your around check out the brothers stores “Out of Vogue” and i dont know the name of the other one. Both in downtown fullerton right next to eachother both very sucesful stores one a high-end retro furniture and housewares store run by Mike and his wife, the other a trendy boutique with Paul Frank shit and stuff like that. They sell an “official” release cd of all their stuff at the shops, they’ll sign ‘em but dont ask em to play again.” Check out the Out Of Vogue shop.
Do a search for Middle Class here and you’ll find a link to a recent interview.
Out Of Vouge.mp3