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Rites Of Spring – Rites Of Spring (1985) Vinyl Album LP

Band: Rites Of Spring

Album: Rites Of Spring

Release Date:

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 (...)


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12 Tracks
A1 Spring
A2 Deeper Than Inside
A3 For Want Of
A4 Hains Point
A5 All There Is
A6 Drink Deep
B1 Theme
B2 By Design
B3 Remainder
B4 Persistent Vision
B5 Nudes
B6 End On End

© ℗ 85

On rear cover, upper right corner it says:
Full length stereo LP.
$5.00
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.




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