Saturday 11 July 2015
Gorilla Biscuits - No Reason Why
1988 saw the release of a self titled 7" ep (from which today's song is taken), whilst the following year saw the Start Today full length, both were on Revelation Records. Similar in style to Minor Threat but lyrically there was less preaching of the straight edge mantra. Sputnikmusic describes them thus "raw energy with just the right amount of melody....motivating and lyrically intelligent."
Schreifels left in 1990 to form Quicksand (he later formed Rival Schools), the band carried on until 1992 when most of the remaining members formed CIV. They reunited in 2005 and have occasionally toured since then.
This is No Reason Why.......
You're always on my back about what I mean to do
and all your talk is bothering me just wait until I'm through
I walk down to the corner store to catch up with my friends
They're puffin smoke high on dope, will this shit ever end?
I go down to the matinee
such stupid shit I see
as middle class suburban kids
grubbing money off of me
Tough guys staring picking fights
with new kids & with old
These attitudes help nobody
the guilty should be told
and we'll tell 'em
No Reason Why - to beat up on a poser skin
No Reason Why - to keep the little kids from getting in
No Reason Why - to take advantage of the people you know
No Reason Why - there's just no reason why.