Photos by: Chris Autlieri
Formed: Los Angeles, California, USA
This band play fast, blurry, badly produced, none-too-brainy hardcore on Fall In, an eight-song mini-album full of tirades against communists (‘Revolutionary Worker’), women (‘Vampire Lady’), greed (‘Fuck Money’) and war heroes (‘Viet Viets’, sympathetically described as “Screwed up, fucked up losers/They just won’t forget”). A good romp, although Felix Alanis sounds like he’s either got a bad cold or half of his brain cells are frozen, a problem that more or less sinks Weight Of The World. Again, some good material (‘Jesus Loves You’, the Dead Boys-esque ‘Chainsaw Love Affair’) is undone by weak production and the band’s inability to pull off the really fast numbers.
All You Can Eat rounds up the first two albums and their debut single, which is chiefly memorable for a great version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son’, and a handful of slower, rockier outtakes/demos that play to RF7’s strengths. All You Can Eat Vol 2 compiles all of Traditional Values, two songs apiece from Satan Vs. The Working Man and God Forbid, live stuff from 1985, a demo from 1980 and studio bits from as early as 1979.
ABOVE: Outtake from the 'Fall In' photo session with photographer Ed Colver, 1992. L-R: Walter, Nick, Felix and Robert