Monday, November 21, 2011

Straight Ahead - Breakaway

Straight Ahead - Breakaway
Release - 1987

Story by Tru Pray, creator of Malfunction Records.

Editor's note:  The download link to this album was removed due to label request.

There used to be this chain of record stores in the DC area called Kemp Mill Records. Back then, CDs came in long boxes and anything that was remotely punk or alternative was in the imports section. I had no idea why they did that.  This was the same for LPs and cassettes.  Since vinyl was pretty much dead in the late '80s and '90s, Kemp Mill used to have a cut-out section for records they usually wanted to get rid of.

A friend and I actually found copies of the Straight Ahead LP for seven bucks.  Yes, that right.  Seven bucks!  Because the LP was so short, they called it an EP.  Since no one cared about stuff like that or were into buying vinyl, it was in the cut-out bin.  To this day, I still have that LP and I even own an open first press.  The only times I ever saw Straight Ahead live were at SOIA shows in NYC and when they got back together for the Hardcore for Hunger Benefit.  They're an incredible band to say the least.  PS, I saw a pic of the singer's daughter.  So hot!

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