Sunday, 3 May 2015
JFA - Out Of School
JFA (Jodie Foster's Army) have been around since 1981, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, they got together shortly after Jodie Foster obsessive John Hinckley Jr's failed assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. The first line up featured Brian Brannon (vocals), Don Redondo (guitar), Michael Cornelius (bass) and Mike "Bam-Bam" Sversvold (drums). Brannon and Redondo have remained permanent fixtures throughout the band's long history. Heavily influenced by (and influential on) the southern Californian skateboard scene, they're one of the earliest and best US hardcore bands.
Their first release was the Blatant Localism ep which came out on Placebo Records. Debut album was 1983's classic Valley Of The Yakes, a record that was said to have "broke the mold for anyone else coming after them."
There's been many bass players and drummers featuring down the years but currently those positions are held by Corey Stretz and Carter Blitch.
This is Out Of School.....