Tuesday, July 14, 2009
DOUBLE O: WASHINGTON DC 9.17.82 SOUNDBOARD RECORDING
Double O were a band that hailed from Washington DC and featured an ex member of Youth Brigade. After the band split, ex-members worked as Dove and released the track, "Ambivalence" on the "Bouncing Babies" compilation album. Double O served as a crucial gap between the first generation of harDCore and the second generation Revolution Summer sound. Double O maintained a sound that was both powerful and melodic, somewhat akin to Faith and later on, Swiz. Double O released a self titled EP on Dischord/R&B. I always found it strange that this group was not included on the "20 Years of Dischord" box set retrospective.
This soundboard recording maintains an excellent sound. The mix is a good and the levels are just right. My recording was taken from a low generation cassette. Perhaps the band did not have the technical ability of harDCore stalwarts Minor Threat and the Bad Brains, but they made up for it with energetic and engaging performances. The set on this recording documents this.