S.C.C. "Slutty Church Chixxx" 7" EP NPR#1
S.C.C. is a 1980s American Hardcore project band consisting of three veterans of the 80s Huntsville, Alabama punk scene: Bill Reeves (RANDOM CONFLICT, BLOOD RED BABY BLUE and SOCIAL TREASON), David Baird (DRUNK IN A DUMPSTER, SQUARE SHEEP and THE ORDER OF FLAGELLANTS) and Alex Altgilbers (DRUNK IN A DUMPSTER and SQUARE SHEEP).
Given how much of a cultural touchstone “early eighties hardcore” is, was, and perhaps always shall be—at least nominally—in the punk scenes of whatever NOW we happen to inhabit, it absolutely fucking AMAZES me how rarely anyone gets it right. I mean, what was the last good hardcore band, like, ever? Los Crudos? The State? Seven Seconds? Negative fricking Approach? Well, what-fuckingever, the Slutty Church Chixxx knock this thing out of the fucking metaphorical ballpark with a bat that is pure, strong, and one hundred percent cork-free! It’s an eight-song 45, which is EXACTLY RIGHT i might add, managing to channel Dez-era Black Flag ((“Your Morality”)), MDC ((“Police Harassment”)) and first-album Circle Jerks ((“Exit 6”)) in the space of THE FIRST SIDE ALONE! Everything is LOUD and MEAN and FAST and TO THE POINT and, in the interests of consumer service, they’ve even eliminated the gaps between songs for your listening pleasure. None can ask fairer than that! This band rules. May they never release a full-length album ((especially one with a full-color cover)). Amen. BEST SONG: “Exit 6” BEST SONG TITLE: “Minimum Wage, Maximum Rage” i guess. We’re not really into song titles here, fucko. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I’ve been to Huntsville, to watch the Brewers double-A affiliate, the Huntsville Stars. Their team has “Faith Night” promotions, where every player wears a jersey number corresponding to a Biblical verse…so you’d think there would have been plenty of Slutty Church Chixxx at the ballpark, but i saw none. – RAZORCAKE (Rev. Norb)
Sidestepping the silly cover and even sillier band name, this is a WARSAW-PAKT-type experiment where the eight songs were written and recorded within 24 hours (though not pressed and put in stores within 72 hours, like WARSAW-PAKT) by veterans of Huntsville, Alabama bands like 90s thrashers RANDOM CONFLICT. It’s “dedicated to the legacy of early-80s American hardcore,” respectively delivering, solid, to-the-point, rudimentary USHC in tandem with blunt lyrics like “We’ve had enough police harassment,” “Minimum wage…maximum rage,” “I don’t need your morality / Fuck you, you’re not the majority.” There’s something about the simplicity and the way the really basic, straightforward music is belted out with throaty vocals like PIST or CAUSTIC CHRIST that all serves the easy-to-understand lyrics – even without looking at the lyric sheet, the intent is easy to grasp. Everything is a vehicle for expressing rage, anger and indignation so that it does actually capture something about 80s bands that a lot of retro groups miss; it somehow seems a little fresh in contrast to the vague, layered poetic lyrics people sometimes try to pass off as political…While it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, it’s a fun listen that probably clocks better than those last few dregs of the Mystic Records Super Seven Collection you’re still hunting down for your record stash. – MAXIMUM ROCKN ROLL (Ken Sanderson)
"Your Morality" starts out with a BLACK FLAG-esque intro. It doesn't really let up. Like RATIONAL ANIMALS, S.C.C. are on the BLACK FLAG bandwagon. Hardcore with slow, menacing parts that can't get past the shitty aspects of life. That's fine with me, because most times life sucks. - EQUALIZING X DISTORT
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1st pressing: 600 copies on black vinyl with black and white covers, 50 copies on grey marbled covered vinyl with black and white covers, 45 copies on grey marbled covered vinyl with full color covers and 5 copies on grey marbled covered vinyl with "distorted" red color covers.