The Authorities explode with 14 fast short ones on this album. Sounding a bit like early Descendents without the juvenile or pop sensibilities, they fall into the punk rock vein, as opposed to hardcore. This album contains fourteen tracks recorded in 1982-1983 by this Californian Punk band.
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Devin from Loganville, GA
Feb 18 2007
I always liked the Authorities. They had two of the greatest underrated California punk rock anthems. "Radiation Masturbation" and "I Hate Cops" were two tracks I commonly put on my cassette tape comps. way back when I was a naive kid and CD's were non-existent. I was only aware of the 45 they put out back in 1982. From what I've heard this CD combines 1983 recording sessions for an LP that were scrapped. This is well worth the money for anyone who likes old school punk rock or a good poke at the cops. A humorous side note for film geeks watch Dave Markey from Sin 34's clever directorial debut "The Slog Movie" to see "I Hate Cops" put to film.
Ryan from Sacramento, CA
Jun 6 2006
It's hard to believe anything good ever came out of Stockton CA. but goddamn The Authorities kicked ass. This CD covers tracks from 1982-83 and includes the bad as fuck song "I Hate Cops". Another bad ass song was "slam the Ham". Genius fuckin lyrics: 'You can't stop me cause i'm outta control, I'll put that table right between your teeth. I ain't got nothin better to do I'm gonna fuck you up if you keep lookin at me. You ask me if i'm New Wave, fuck you i haven't eaten in thirteen days. I've been drunk since the Pistols broke up..' etc etc. Cool shit. "Shot in the Head" was another song that stood out. It's got that "classic punk"(yes it's come to that, puke huh?)sound from 1982 and sounds alot like D.I. Not every song on here is that great though, it's kind of hit or miss. Still a badass CD though. Still can't believe it's from shithole buttfuck nowhere Stockton California