Authorities - Stockton, California

Formed: Stockton, California, USA, as The Defectors

According to their MySpace bio, "Chris Isaak tried out for the band (long before he was famous), but Nick and Brian didn't let him in because he couldn't play guitar fast enough", and original singer Dexter (Neil Schafer) was booted out after pulling a knife on his bandmates. Apart from all that, Soundtrack For Trouble is a semi-classic piece of US hardcore, very fast but distinguished by very clear vocals and very strong tunes. That's a lot of verys, I know.

They have reformed and recorded a few times since.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Authorities - Soundtrack For Trouble        
Soundtrack For Trouble (7", 1982)        

Extraneous Releases

Authorities - Puppy Love        
Puppy Love
(LP/CD, 1995)
       

Various Artists

We Got Power: Party Or Go Home US LP 1984 (Mystic): I Hate Cops

The Sound Of Hollywood #3 - COPulation US LP 1984 (Mystic): I Hate Cops

Drinking About Songs US 2xLP 2003 (Very Small): Song About Drinking

Killed By Death (Rare Punk 77-82) US LP 1989 (Redrum): Radiation Masturbation / I Hate Cops

Links

MySpace page

A bandpage of some sort

 

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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