Man, the laffs Iâ€™ve had over the years making fun of CIRCLE ONE, a second-wave Los Angeles hardcore band famous for being one of the very first bands to inspire their own gang. I mean gang as in Surenos and Nortenos, as in Bloods and Crips. As in the LMPâ€™s, the FFFs and the Suicidals. Then I put on their hit song â€œDestroy Exxonâ€, and all laughs are temporarily ceased. What a ripper! This 1981 classic came out on Smoke Seven records comp LP called â€œPublic Serviceâ€ (pictured), a collection that also featured RED CROSS and BAD RELIGION and a couple of lesser lights. This is ripped-jean, muscle-flex bandanna hardcore of the highest order. Of course itâ€™s still totally ridiculous â€“ but youâ€™ll learn to love it!
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