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eleven, while taking it into more personal realms rather than political. Picciotto’s voice was already strong on these records, and his staccato guitar lines still rip through the buzzing grind. MacKaye even got in on the game, contributing backing vocals to the band’s single self-titled LP. Lasting only two years and a dozen live shows, perhaps it’s fitting such a passionate band would flame out so early. Still, it’s to our gain that the members would combine like a DC punk Voltron into the long-lasting Fugazi, with all of the members unconcerned with any rules for what underground music could be. Rites of Spring: Rites of Spring a true today as when they were released. Sadly Minor Threat would end thanks to MacKaye’s distaste with the violence of the hardcore scene, with his following band Fugazi actively discouraging slam-dancing at shows. While Out of Step is technically the band’s only LP, where it’s at is its ‘89 compilation Complete Discography, which collects not only Out of Step but also singles and tracks from its various EPs. STANDOUT TRACKS: “For Want Of”, “Drink Deep” GREEN RIVER Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll (1990) DC punk wasn’t the only scene that would see bands made of members from all the best local acts. Seattle would get in on that too, with Green River featuring Jeff Ament STANDOUT TRACKS: “Straight Edge”, “Guilty of Being White”, “Betray” RITES OF SPRING Rites of Spring (1985) The other half of the Fugazi puzzle, guitarist Guy Picciotto and drummer Brendan Canty were on the other side of DC cutting their teeth in the post-hardcore Rites of Spring. If possible though, Rites of Spring cranked the passion and intensity of hardcore up to 26 TONE TALK // One Band, One Album Green River: Dry as A Bome/Rehab Doll