Articles of Faith was one of the premier American hardcore bands of the early '80s. Combining thrash and noise, the group was notable for its political lyrics, three-guitar attack, and sponsorship of the Chicago scene. AOF released two Eps and two LPs, and toured North America many times from 1983-1985. The group disbanded in 1985, but reunited with all original members for a brief European tour in 1991. They have just reunited in 2010 and the original lineup is playing for the 1st time in 25 years at October's Riotfest in Chicago!
In 2002, Alternative Tentacles Records felt it time to finally re-issue their classic early 80's hardcore in their Re-Issues Of Necessity. Most of the material had been unavailable for many years!
Complete, Vol. 1 contains AOF material from 1981- 1984 : All tracks from the compilation LP, The Mastertape (1982); the first EP, What We Want Is Free (1982); the first Bob Mould-produced LP, Give Thanks (1984); 3 Bonus Tracks and 1 unreleased live track. (CD contains 20 tracks; LP has 17 songs.)
Articles Of Faith, 2010
Complete, Vol. 2 Contains AOF material from 1983- 1985 : All tracks from the second EP
Wait, the second Bob Mould-produced LP, In This Life (1985); 3
Bonus Tracks and 1 unreleased live track. (CD contains 18 tracks; LP has 16
Vic Bondi, the band's leader was also in Jones Very. He lives in Seattle and still makes music. He has recently recorded a cover of the anti-war classic Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Vic Bondi, vocals, guitars
Dave Shield, bass, vocals
Joe Scuderi, guitar
Dorian Tajbakhsh, guitar
Virus X, drums