JFA - We Know You Suck !
JFA - We Know You Suck
Alternative Tentacles records 2003 CD
30 tracks including the "Blatant Localism" EP (Placebo 1981) and "Valley of the Yakes" LP (Placebo 1983) as well as about a dozen comp-only and live tracks have been collected onto one CD!
Check backcover for tracklisting.
Bursting with juvenile spunk, WE KNOW YOU SUCK documents the watershed moment in pop culture history when the two tastes that taste great together--skateboarding and punk rock--collided in a happy shotgun wedding.Liner notes include contributions from Duane Peters, Steve Alba, Steve Caballero, Jan Akkerman (Vandals), Jim Wurster (Superchunk), etc.The song "Beach Blanket Bongout" is featured on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4!!The pioneers of skate rock, JFA (Jodie Fosters Army) have kept true to their underground skateboarding roots for more than 20 years. Pool and pipe skaters throughout the world know and respect the group's original, balls-to-the-wall, hard-driving sounds.Since the band began in 1981, skateboarding and punk rock have blown-up, but JFA has steadfastly refused to sellout. As always, the most important things to the band members are skating, their fans, and their music.
"Rejoice, no longer will you have to pay $50 (or whatever the going rate on eBay was) for a digital copy of these rekkids. The debut seven inch Blatant Localism and Valley of the Yakes (originally released by the band's own Placebo label in 1981 and 1983 respectively) are at your fingertips once again, featuring 12 bonus live-n-rare cuts. Seminal skatepunk that's help up better than many a similar crew... Even if you sold your board years ago (or never owned one in the first place) you should still pick this up."- Shredding Paper
"This band of young upstarts were phenomenal in their hey day, throwing blatant disregard for authority and angst everywhere they could. Mixing in a sound reminiscent of the O.C. hardcore scene of their day, along with the skateboarding life made them many fans along the way. But unless you were there, these songs were impossible to obtain. Now we have most of their old recordings, including their first 7" 'Blatant Localism' right here for all to enjoy. Tack on the 'Valley of the Yakes' LP and several rare and live tracks, and you now have 33 of the finest JFA tracks known to the hardcore world. Looks like it's time to load up the CD player and grab the skateboard!"- Zero Magazine
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