Sooner or later, some youthful dudes from my highschool began a punk band referred to as THE LEGION OF DOOM. They performed Buzzcocks covers, and wrote a few of their very own tunes, which have been alongside the traces of Posh Boy kind SoCal punk, however with out the melody. Finally, their singer stop. With me being a self-promoting loudmouth, to not point out the one man at school who walked round with a do-it-yourself anti-Reagan T-shirt, I ended up within the band.
I preferred their previous songs, however they insisted on writing new ones that have been barely extra metallic. They have been drifting in direction of mainstream rock, proper on the time I hoped to make an influence with an honest hardcore punk band. We performed a number of actually good exhibits… not that we have been essentially “actually good”, however the line-ups have been, and I used to be excited to brag about how we performed with these different bands. The opposite guys did not share my enthusiasm. They needed me to take voice classes so we may “go metallic”. I needed them to play shorter and quicker, so I may scream. Alas, my teenage dream of changing into a hardcore famous person was not within the playing cards.
We went into the studio to report twice, we have been included on two compilations, however our imprint on the native punk scene was non-existent. If anybody remembers us, it is as a result of they confused our band with the rather more prolific Increase And The Legion Of Doom from Michigan (sarcastically, years later I ended up changing into good associates with Invoice Board aka Smelly aka Jeff from B&TLOD when he moved to California).
This is a duplicate of our rehearsal demo from 1985. We re-recorded all of those songs on our precise studio demo, however the rawness of this storage recording is extra appropriate to how the band really sounded.
THE LEGION OF DOOM – Follow Demo 1985