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Code Of Honor / Complete Studio Recordings 1982-1984
Album:Complete Studio Recordings 1982-1984 Collection:General
Artist:Code Of Honor Added:Sep 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-09-24 Pull Date:2006-11-26 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:Nov 26Nov 12Oct 15Oct 8Oct 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 24, 2020:good boy sweater
What's It Gonna Be?
4.Nov 25, 2006:Scatterbrain Radio
The Ballad Of One-Eyed Jack And The Backhand Kid
2.Sep 11, 2012:Meow
Code Of Honor
5.Nov 11, 2006:Scatterbrain Radio
I Killed The Dove
3.Jun 02, 2007:Scatterbrain Radio
I Killed The Dove
6.Oct 12, 2006:Happy Hour
I Killed The Dove

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-09-18 
Retrospective of SF hardcore band, 1982-84. Elements of so-cal Adolescents/Social D. styled rockin’ punk, but also “atypical” songs that venture into boring cock rock, attempting to be creative. Idealistic, if not quintessential 1982 naive cliché “intelligent” punk in-your-face lyrics (fuck war!). A pretty good archival document of a band that toured a lot, made a lot of bills. Earlier tracks are rougher, rawer, more hardcore. Later tracks are a good example of how many bands in that era went out of their way to “evolve” out of the “hardcore sound”, so afraid they were of being labeled “generic”, that they seemingly sacrificed whatever spunk and soul they had and ended up just sounding embarrassingly lame. Member of the band, Michael D. Fox, ran Subterranean Records, one of the best (local) record labels to have ever existed.

FCC: 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12,

2) starts slow ballady, goes fast then mid, then “rockin”, political lyrics
3) heavy so.cal hardcore feel, melodic vocals
5) upbeat 2/4 hardcore
9) rockin so.cal feel
11) rumbling noise with spoken poem, mercifully brief
13) unlikely piano intro, 2/4 fast slow shift
14) upbeat rockin LA style
15) unlikely ballady lyrics, swingy bluesy non-hardcore feel
16) more atypical rock, changes
17) slight cowpunk feel
18) punky, watered down a bit
19) slower, almost butt-rock feel, oh dear lord this is like bad sammy hagar, complete with wanker bass
20) chorus pedaled bass, slight echoey dub feel
21) upbeat punky, good
22) chorused bass and guitar, starts like the Cure, really gross vocals, “epic”, is this a joke or just what SF does to bands?
23) oh boy, this is getting embarrassing
24) wow, bad cock rock sound
25) fancy studio effects of the day make this hiliraious, though I doubt that was the intent

Track Listing
1.What Are We Gonna Do? 13.Beware The Savage Jaw
2.What Price Would You Pay? 14.I Killed The Dove
3.What's It Gonna Be? 15.Downtown
4.Code Of Honor 16.Education
5.Fight Or Die 17.The Ballad Of One-Eyed Jack And The Backhand Kid
6.Attmpted Control 18.Too Much For One Man
7.People's Revolution 19.Not If I Can Help It
8.Death To You 20.House Of Others
9.Stolen Faith 21.Don't Tell Me
10.Be Fighting Still 22.Waiting Always
11.Poem 23.No Room To Cry
12.And We Fight 24.This Day
 25.Beward The Savage Jaw (Reprise)