Monday, 12 December 2016

Gorilla Biscuits

Does this band really need much of an introduction? Gorilla Biscuits are without a doubt one of the most influential hardcore bands ever, no debate. Hailing from New York City, they formed in 1987 and called it quits in 1991. In that time, their classic (and only) LP Start Today was released, which is a necessary listen for fans of melodic hardcore. That LP, only with their self-titled EP is really where their legacy lies. I can't really say anything else about them except "essential".

Members of Gorilla Biscuits were also active in a bunch of other classic bands, such as Youth Of Today, Project X, Warzone, CIV, Rival Schools, and Quicksand. Gorilla Biscuits have reunited a few times since their initial run. First off for a one-off show in 1997, and then in 2005 for a more formal reunion. They've been playing shows since then, and even released a new 7" in 2006 that was sold on tour containing new recorded material. Though their output is relatively small, their influence is immense, and they've garnered a legacy that won't soon be forgotten. So, do enjoy the classic Gorilla Biscuits.

1. No Reason Why
2. Big Mouth
3. Better Than You
4. Gorilla Biscuits
5. Do It Yourself
6. Finish What You Started

1. High Hopes
2. Big Mouth
3. No Reason Why
4. GM2
5. Hold Your Ground
6. Breaking Free
7. Finish What You Started
8. Sitting Around At Home
9. Biscuit Power
10. Short End Of The Stick
11. Hold Your Ground 1
12. GM2 1

1. New Direction
2. Stand Still
3. Degradation
4. Good Intentions
5. Forgotten
6. Things We Say
7. Start Today
8. Two Sides
9. First Failure
10. Competition
11. Time Flies
12. Cats And Dogs
13. Sitting Around At Home
14. Biscuit Power

1. New Direction
2. Cats And Dogs
3. GM2
4. Hold Your Ground
5. Competition
6. Distance
7. High Hopes
8. Sitting Around At Hope
9. Big Mouth
10. New Song
11. Degradation
12. Things We Say
13. Better Than You
14. Start Today
15. Biscuit Power
16. Forgotten
17. Cowboy Song
18. Should I Stay...

1. At The Matinee
2. Knee Deep In The Ocean Of Hate