Rites Of Spring – “6 Song Demo” 10″
Formed from out of the ashes of Insurrection. This early demo from 1984 was unearthed and pressed onto vinyl by Dischord in 2012. These six tracks are familar to anyone who grew-up under the influence of 80’s DC punk as they all feature on Rites oF Spring’s classic self-titled album of ’85. However, they are also distinctly different – enough to make this essential for fans and students of DC hardcore. Less furious and emotionally intense as the versions recorded a year later, this demo offers not just a contrasting studio production, but Guy’s vocal style is weirdly altered – more along the lines of Marginal Man and Faith in his delivery.