Ok ok ok....I am going through a little mid life crisis here. I just turned 47 and I am looking around me and not liking the scene man! Seriously, it has been a little tough turning the page on another year. That said, today was the first day that it has felt like summer here in Santa Cruz, CA....tourists gong to the beach, vacationers hanging, schools out etc. Well my wife is in Michigan for a few days...So I am going to get drunk and wallow a bit. Which leads me to this post. I am a huge Shattered Faith fan. Some of you might know who Kerry Martinez is...he of The US Bombs fame. Kerry is one heck of a cool guy! My old band played with The US Bombs a lot. Like them, but I love Shattered Faith! You see, I am a fan of good, intelligent hardcore done with some melody. Agent Orange, CH3, Shattered Faith, Adolescents, DI, (early) Social Distortion, Vandals, etc.....are you catching a theme here???? OC punk or just good ole melodic Southern California hardcore. I grew up in the SF Bay Area where we had Christ On Parade, CD2, Bad Posture, Crucifix, Code of Honor, etc....though I like those bands, they did not have the sing a long qualities of our neighbors down south. So here I am right now drinking, and listening to Shattered Faith and just digging their tunes. Just an FYI, ignore the first track which is an insipid cover of The Vibrators Baby Baby...yuck.