THE PATTERN: Punk Boogie
Synchronize your Swatches: the time is
now. On the mean, dusty streets of Oakland, down a
lonely alley between liquor stores and rib joints, a hum is heard.
Crackling and hissing, the amplifiers warm up, the public address
system is tested, tested, tested, the snares rattle and the tom-tom
rumbles. We're in the clubhouse of The Pattern and the sonic
implements are being readied to deliver a potent brew of punk soul
Just blocks from the courthouse steps where the Panthers once chanted "Off the Pigs!" the five converge to shape the new sound that has the West Coast talking. Just over one year old, The Pattern attack songs with a looseness and intensity that can only be attributed to their extensive collective experience in previous Bay Area outfits: Christopher (vocals), in The Peechees; Jason (guitar), in Saint James Infirmary; Carson (bass), in The Cutz; Andy (guitar) in Nuisance and Scott (drums), in Heart Of Snow. A veritable super-group, these five fresh-faced and fashionable fellows are already attracting the attention of rock and roll fans everywhere for their super high energy live performances.
The Pattern IS Contemporary California.
With a sweet, soulful sound vaguely reminiscent of British R&B and
Beat-- think Creation, Action, Eyes-- combined with a healthy dose
of energetic Motor City overdrive and washed down with the punk
disaffection of Black Flag and Richard Hell. Heard it all before?
Maybe, but never in such an appealing package. Something old,
something new, something stolen, something blue...the classic recipe
for all inspired rock'n'roll.
Constant practice and a rigorous calendar of live appearances
have tempered their enjoyable electric sound, making these boys one
of the most sought-after groups on the Bay Area dancehall circuit.
Your record collection screams 'yesterday'. see The Pattern
The Pattern have singles on GSL Records, Alternative Tentacles Records and Gearhead Records, and a mini-LP release titled ³Immediately² in the U.K. on Englandıs Wichita and now in the U.S.A. on Lookout! Records.
The Pattern are an affirmation that America has rediscovered its rock'n'roll soul...