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Start Today

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New Direction
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Stand Still
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Degradation
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Good Intentions
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Forgotten
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Things We Say
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Start Today
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Two Sides
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First Failure
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Competition
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Time Flies
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Cats And Dogs
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Sitting Around At Home
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Gorilla Biscuits
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 24:07

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PETER J. D'ANGELO, you are a moron.

defekt

I love and adore this record, and it was anthemic in high school in the '80's for me. But "Vying with Minor Threat for the title of 'The Godfathers of Hardcore'?" Are you an asshole? Or just 20 years old?

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Just To Awesome!!

infamybrian

i love this whole album, its a shame, such an awesome genre has gone and past...

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Recently converted.

TreActivity

I had heard of this band and listened to the bands they influenced but never HEARD this band till about 3 months ago. This blew me out of the water. No hardcore band from that era ever felt like such a kick in the head to me like the originals: Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains etc. Amazing, positive and essential.

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Im with Mingus1

croerig

Amazing record brings back me memories of skateboarding and causing trouble... those were the days

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The greatest CD

josh.a.elliott

This is the greatest hardcore record ever!

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Crucial

BandanaJoe

Beyond crucial, really. Stop thinking about it and download immediately.

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holy hell

Mingus1

I cant believe revelation is on e-music!!! omg... the music of my youth!

They Say All Music Guide

Vying with Minor Threat for the title of “The Godfathers of Hardcore” are Gorilla Biscuits, and Start Today is the record that demonstrates their merits. Presented with both humor and energy, this is the record that proved straight edge kids knew how to have a good time, and that they had some pretty good musical ideas as well. Focusing on the hyper rants of lead singer Civ, and pushed along with loud and chunky guitar riffs by Walter Schreifel (later of Quicksand), the record sees the band tackle topics ranging from pets to friends and even to pride in the hardcore scene. It’s certainly not without its politics, but the tone is surprisingly light, and Civ is clearly giving his opinion more than he is trying to convince others of anything. From the trumpets that announce the record’s start, which are immediately followed by a chugging guitar chord, Gorilla Biscuits never really let up on the listener. Unlike so much of what the group influenced, there aren’t a great deal of slowed-down musical interludes and unintelligible screams, though the band’s tasteful use of the half-time “mosh part” makes it clear where they might have steered some of their copycats wrong. Start Today is a terrific representation of the beginnings of hardcore music, and for those involved in the scene it is certainly required listening. – Peter J. D’Angelo

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