Sometimes I get anxiety over really silly things. I’ll have thoughts like “What if the new generation of punk rockers forget about bands like 9 Shocks Terror, Don Austin, and Killed In Action?” These were Ohio bands from a certain time in DIY hardcore that I reminisce fondly upon. Dare I even say that they were important? They released split 7 inches and (sometimes) LP’s on labels that are no longer “cool” and “trendy” like Havoc Records and Six Weeks. They didn’t wear dangly earrings, copy 80s hardcore dancing to a tee, and all the other dumb shit that a grouch like me gets annoyed by from that darned pesky new generation.
Killed In Action were fast and pissed off. They didn’t wear their influenced on their sleeve and never went goth. These dudes were from the transitional college city of Columbus. I don’t know if all of the members still live in Ohio and I can only help that the aftershocks of their brief existence are still felt in that region of Ohio. Who the hell knows?
This is my tribute to Killed In Action. It’s brief but so are their blasting anthems. Lastly I want to apologize to any former band member reading this for the fact that I sold my copy of the Crucial Unit/Killed In Action split for a Taco Tanto’s burrito. You’ve had Taco Tanto’s though, right? It’s fucking delicious!
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