Formed: Los Angeles, California, USA
Like Circle One, Shattered Faith tried to prove two things: that punks could be religious, and that Catholics could rock.
They followed their fairly decent debut single with Live, one half of which was indeed recorded live. While Spencer Alston’s vocals fit neatly in with the Californian punk thang, his band’s sprightly, occasionally catchy, often jerky hardcore rhythms fail to offer anything original, and abysmal po-faced lyrics like “Born of jackal, number of tricks/Month, day and hour of six” certainly do not help. Though tighter, the studio material is boring and lifeless, and full of rockisms.
1982 is a compilation, ostensibly matching their half-studio/half-live debut album with an equal amount of studio cuts. I say ostensibly, because the live songs are in a completely different running order to the original, there’s more of ‘em, and the liner notes only list half of the 27 songs on the whole CD. Their one single is not included. Strange to see this lot sharing bills with Bad Religion and Suicidal Tendencies.
Singles / Albums
|I Love America
|Live (LP, 1982)||Volume II (LP, 1985)|
|1982 (CD, 1998)||6 Song E.P.
|Bootleg (CD, 2005)||1979 Demos
Who Cares US LP 1981 (American Standard): Disconnect / Trilogy / I Love America
American Youth Report US LP 1982 (Invasion): Reagan Country
Eastern Front US LP 1983 (Enigma/Eastern Front): Final Conflict
Blood On The ROQ UK LP 1983 (Quiet): Right Is Right
Life Is Beautiful So Why Not Eat Health Foods? US LP 1983 (New Underground): Victims Of Society/ Short-Haired Thugs / What Happened?
Life Is Boring So Why Not Steal This Record US LP 1983 (New Underground): The Omen
The Posh Boy Story (More Or Less) UK CD 1993 (Damaged Goods): I Love America
All For One...One For All US CD 1995 (Grand Theft Audio): Too Tense
Stagediving To The Oldies US CD 1995 (Restless): I Love America
Oi! It's Masochism Germany LP ???? (Street Kid's): Right Is Right
What Have We Wrought? A Mike Atta Benefit Compilation US 2xLP 2013 (Burger/Gasatanka/Munster): Right Is Right