Band: Rites Of Spring
Album: Rites Of Spring
Release Date: April 1985
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Label: Dischord Records
Release Country: United States
Record Type: 12 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
Rites Of Spring, from Washington, DC, was part of a new wave of bands that appeared in 1984-1985, originating from the DC hardcore scene, that are considered by many to be the first wave of emo. The group formed from the ashes of Insurrection, a hardcore band featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Michael Fellows (bass), and Guy Picciotto (guitar). Following Insurrection's demise, Guy, Brendan, and Michael kept jamming together and guitarist Eddie Janney soon joined the mix, while Guy added vocals to his responsibilities. Although the band's live appearances were rare (only around a dozen in 2 years), the band was known for their passionate live shows (which could allegedly move some audience members to tears). Guy's poetic lyrics and impassioned delivery led the group to be tagged as "emotional hardcore" (later shortened to "emo") by some critics and naysayers.
During their life span, the group released one LP and one 7" EP. They split upon the release of the EP, in January of 1987, when Michael Fellows left the band. The rest of the band went on to form One Last Wish with guitarist Michael Hampton (Janney moved to bass) who split after playing only a half a dozen shows and recording an LP (which went unreleased for many years). The members of Rites Of Spring reformed as Happy Go (...)
|A2||Deeper Than Inside|
|A3||For Want Of|
|A5||All There Is|
|B6||End On End|
© ℗ 85
On rear cover, upper right corner it says:
Full length stereo LP.
Postpaid from Dischord
Made in France
Recorded February 1985 at Inner Ear Studios.
Catalog# "Dischord 16" appears on label.
Catalog# "Dischord No 16" appears on spine.
Pressing plant uncredited, identified by the matrix etchings.
Comes with a printed lyric innersleeve.