It never fails, whenever I play this record for anyone into early punk and hardcore they are blown away. Even more so because of the fact that they've never heard of Stranglehold. In the early 80's, Boston became known for some of the fastest hardcore to ever come out of the early 80's American Hardcore scene (SSD, Negative FX, Siege, etc,.). Stranglehold sounded nothing like other bands in the city, if anything they were America's answer to Stiff Little Fingers which is what most poeple I know compare them to. Stranglehold were a phenominal punk band and one of America's best, up there with Deak Kennedys, Black Flag, Minutemen, and Husker Du. Which makes me really sad to know that NOFX played a show in Boston years ago, told the kids how the best band to ever come out of their fair city was Stranglehold and the crowd just looked at each and shrugged, "who?". Incredible band, pick this up, they really were that good.
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