Thursday, July 9, 2009
ARTIFICIAL PEACE: NEW YORK, NY 11.81 AUDIENCE RECORDING
Artificial Peace was a grossly underrated hardcore band from Bethesda, MD. Perhaps the contrast of growing up alongside DC hardcore stalwarts such as the Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Government Issue didn't help them get the attention they deserved. I suppose releasing only a somewhat mediocre split 7" with Exiled on Fountain of Youth and a random smattering of compilation tracks didn't help much either. They cut a session at Inner Ear studios with Don Zientara that was incredibly worthy of release, but for some reason it was shelved. These sessions produced the 3 great Artificial Peace tracks featured on the classic "Flex Your Head" compilation.
This audience recording is of average quality, but warrants a posting because of the spirited performance and the scarcity of any live recordings of Artificial Peace. In the future, I will post a great Artificial Peace soundboard recording from Peppermint Lounge as well the unreleased recordings cut at Inner Ear. Until then, enjoy this one.
Sorry, track listing not included.