Amenity. They appeared on the "They Don't Get Paid..." comp. I posted a while back and were a staple of the Southern California HC scene in the late 80s. A straight edge band with posi lyrics and a healthy social conscience, musically they seem to me to straddle the line between bands like Ignition and Verbal Assault and the emergence of early 90s chugga-chugga style HC as practiced by groups like Groundwork and Chokehold. Their "This Is Our Struggle" 7" was a mainstay on my turntable back then. This CD, out on Vinyl Communications, includes their Eps and compilation tracks, demos and some live tunes, including cool cover songs. The sound quality on much of this collection is lacking but the early tracks, though rough, include some great HC tunes. The later material is more mid-paced and rocking, but still powerful and the lyrics are great. I bet these dudes were awesome live. It appears that they reformed a few years back to play a few shows and record new tracks but their reemergence seems to have been short lived.
Amenity - Forward Into the Past CD