The Richmond, Virginia boys of STRIKE ANYWHERE have made their career by delivering hardcore anthems peppered with a radical worldview and a sincere musical/political understanding of the last 30 years of punk rock lineage. The five-piece have been bubbling over and with the release of To Live In Discontent the band offers a rare insight into the history of their undeniable hooks and ferocious energy. A collection of rare and unreleased material including the long out of print Chorus Of One EP, outtakes from Exit English, and an assortment of classic cover choices including Cock Sparrer, Dag Nasty, and of course The Gorilla Biscuits. To Live In Discontent is a must have release for any fan of the band’s raucous rally cry; a definitive insight into what fuels a revolution, and a glimpse into the history that will thankfully keep it burning.
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded and mixed in September 2000 in Washington D.C. at Salad Days by Brian McTernan. Previously released as the “Bread or Revolution” seven inch on Fat Wreck Chords.
Tracks 3 through 8 recorded in April 2000 in Richmond, VA at the Sound Of Music by John Morand. Mixed by John Morand and Strike Anywhere. Previously released as “Chorus of One” CD EP on Red Leader Records, and vinyl on No Idea.
Track 9 recorded by Brian McTernan in April 2003 in Beltsville, MD at Salad Days. Additional tracking and mixing by Matt Smith and Chris Camden in July and August 2004 at Ultrasound in Baltimore. An Exit English song that we couldn’t leave behind.
Track 10 recorded by Matt Sherwood and mixed by Sherwood and Strike Anywhere in the Fall of 1999 at the Blue House in Charlottesville, VA. Previously appearing on our 1999 Demo CD, later pressed by Scene Police Records into vinyl. The “Underground Europe 2001 Genoa Benefit EP”.
Track 11 recorded and mixed by Matt Smith and Chris Camden at Ultrasound in Baltimore, MD. Performed by members of Strike Anywhere ( Smith and Thomas) and New Mexican Disaster Squad ( Richard, Sam and Alex) in Jan 2004. Vocals by Thomas in May 2004. This song was performed live by this raging group of both bands on a European tour of December 2003. “Two Sides” written by Gorilla Biscuits.
Track 12 recorded and mixed by Brian McTernan in May 2001 in Beltsville, MD at Salad Days during the ‘Change Is A Sound’ session. Played often on many tours in many continents. “Values Here” written by Dag Nasty.
Track 13 Recorded by Matt Smith and Chris Camden at Ultra Sound in Baltimore, MD in early 2003,and recently mixed for this release. Performed twice live in Europe and England.“Where Are They Now?” written by Cock Sparrer. ( we’ll carry it on )
Tracks 1-10 words and music written by Strike Anywhere. Layout and original artwork by Richard Minino, with digital assistance from Mike Collins. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.
3. Chorus Of One
4. Questionn The Answer
7. Notes On Pulling The Sky Down
8. Cassandratic Equation
9. Two Fuses
11. Two Sides
12. Values Here
13. Where Are They Now