Sunday, August 15, 2010

Code Of Honor~ Sick Pleasure SPLIT L.P. FOR D.J. Silvio Carvana posted by FRANKKUBB

I got yer back Silvio...ONE LOVE Brother! ! FRANKKUBB

Code Of Honor formed in San Francisco in late 1981 after the sudden end of the hardcore punk band Sick Pleasure, when guitarist Mike Fox, bassist Dave Chavez, and drummer Sal Paradise were left without a singer. The following is from a band history written by Mike "During Sick Pleasure's activity, I kept producing bands and Steve and I kept releasing records, including two separate Society Dog singles. We both dug them. Their singer, a friend of Steve's named Johnny [aka Johnithin Christ], needed a place to live, and since we had a room for rent at Guy Place, he moved in. One day he was in my room and noticed the "code of honor" poster I had drawn, said that "code of honor" would be a good song title, and I agreed. We worked out lyrics that encapsulated my code of honor, deciding to name a band that too. I called Dave to ask if he would play bass, he agreed, and Sal agreed to be the drummer. We recorded several songs right away, enough for half an album. I didn't want to ditch the Sick Pleasure recordings, so we released an LP with Code Of Honor on one side and Sick Pleasure on the other. "In 1982 we did a US tour with Fear, but after the Seattle show Fear split from the tour when Lee Ving's agent called and told him he got the part of the sleazy guy in "Flashdance." We were booked in Canada for 2 weeks at 3 venues. One venue was a good place to make some much needed bucks. Were booked for 7 days, 2 shows a night, food, crash pad and a great way to build up $ so we could play more states & towns with very small scenes. "I had some of the best times doing gigs in out_of_the way bars or halls. At one gig we did in Oklahoma, this cool guy with a giant mohawk met us as soon as we arrived. He took us to his house, and said what he had, we could use. He looked very bizarre for 1982 Oklahoma, where everybody in town dressed in overalls or polyester suits. The gig had a square bar with rednecks filling seats. There was a pretty big dance floor, no stage. What was cool was we played on the same floor as the audience and there were only 20_30 punks, but they knew the words to songs from our first album and sang along and danced and pogoed. Even the regulars at the bar were dancing and carrying on, all 18 of them, and actually gave the punks some competition grooving, gyrating and pogoing along with everybody else. As a matter of fact everyone, especially the bartender/part_owner as well as regulars at the bar were very courteous, accepting, open minded and helpful. We played through the USA, SF to New York, back thru Texas and New Mexico on that tour. "Bands we played with at one time or another included The Exploited, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, DRI, Bad Religion, Fear, Black Humor, Jody Foster's Army, DOA, TSOL, Los Olvidados, MDC, No Alternative, The Offenders, Go Gos, Flipper, Bad Brains, Urban Assault, Tales of Terror, Free Beer, X, Fifth Column, Tanks, Weirdos, Circle Jerks, VS, The Afflicted, Agent Orange, Faction, Twisted Roots, Seizure, Middle Class, Wasted Youth, Fang, Toxic Reasons, The Lewd, Rebel Truth, Wounds, Bags, Alley Cats, Straw Dogs, Minimal Man, Crucifix, Deadly Reign, Spikes, VKTMS, Fuck Ups, Battalion of Saints, Ribsy, The Damned, Sex Gang Children, Gun Club, Subhumans, Big Boys, Legionnaire's Disease, Poison Idea, Sado Nation, Husker Du, Cramps, Ramones, Mau Maus, Misfits, and the Adolescents. "Around '80_'83 most of the great Southern California bands were banned from playing because of riots and attacks by Nazi jocks and the cops, so we got them playing here in San Francisco to escape the fascist pigs and government in LA. At every gig we played in LA, the cops busted the show and some heads.

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Take away the government and you take away the lies
Kill all the politicians and no one else will die
Think of what you’re doing children, life is in your hands
It should be also obvious now especially to you
So stop all government army and disarm all police
Our only chance for freedom is through honesty and peace

Take control of yourself…now.

A1 Code Of Honor - Code Of Honor 3:27
A2 Code Of Honor - Fight Or Die 1:12
A3 Code Of Honor - Attempted Control 1:47
A4 Code Of Honor - People's Revolution 1:03
A5 Code Of Honor - Death To You 3:17
A6 Code Of Honor - Stolen Faith 2:22
A7 Code Of Honor - Be Fighting Still 0:38
A8 Code Of Honor - New Era 0:34
A9 Code Of Honor - And We Fight 1:57
B1 Sick Pleasure - Three Seconds Of Pleasure 1:36
B2 Sick Pleasure - Get The Muni Driver 2:21
B3 Sick Pleasure - Sick Pleasure 2:15
B4 Sick Pleasure - I Don't Play Pretty Music 3:49
B5 Sick Pleasure - Herpies Virus Two 1:57
B6 Sick Pleasure - Fools Can't Break Me 3:28
B7 Sick Pleasure - Dolls Under Control 2:10
B8 Sick Pleasure - Girls Like You 3:24