Sunday, December 1, 2013

Battalion Of Saints

The Batts from San Diego. Links are HERE and HERE.


  1. Hey Dr. Drunk, Thanks as always for the tunes. I wouldn't mind some clarification on something, though.

    I always thought the 7" version of Second Coming was this recording here:

    And that the version included in your download link was from the Second Coming LP. Care to clarify that for me? Do you also happen to have the file for this version? I much prefer it.

    1. Hmm, not sure. I have the LP back in the day but not the 7". Unfortunately the LP didn't stand the test of time and I haven't found a digital version yet. I downloaded the 7" somewhere along the way as the 7" version, but can't be sure it's actually that version. Sorry.

  2. In 1985 I came across Battalion Of Saints in a record store in my at the time small city. I bought the record because it looked really cool to a High School kid like me at the time, and I was just getting into hardcore punk. I was late to the game when it came to HC punk, my first exposure was in High School. There was this guy, who looked kinda new wave in 1982 and in this town it was only heavy metal or country. Anyway, he was just alone one day clinging to what looked like a record. Hmm. I approached him and talked about what he had in his hand--it was a Circle Jerks record called 'Wild In The Streets'. I looked at the album and was captivated by it. I asked if he had a cassette of it, or something punk. He said he had a cassette by a band called FEAR. I asked if I could borrow it and after he did, I listened to it and I was opened to this punk music! By 1985 there was a record store that carried some punk stuff and I bought the BOS record. Before I did, I bought the P.E.A.C.E. comp. and because of the mail order, got MDC's first record as well. But this record by BOS was interesting because it was AT THE STORE! I bought it and loved it. I bought many hardcore releases between 1985 and 1990. This record was unique and my best friend was so impressed by it that he listened to it at his house for a long time, and actually hiding it from his mom solely because of the front cover! Anyway, this record helps represent a very special time in my life. High School, College, friends, finding out that bands are playing very fast and playing a kinda hybrid of punk and metal that sounds so different. This record has held up since 1985, so for me this is a timeless recording!!! What a great band. I have an early interview with them in Flipside fanzine going back to 1982 I think. Somewhere in my closet along with so many other stuff collecting ...time. I thank Battalion Of Saints for everything they have done. I heard you guys on record in 1985, now I say 'thank you' from the 21st Century.