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Crisis Of Conformity – Fist Fight (for fans of Dead Kennedys, Adolescents, Circle Jerks)


If the name “Crisis Of Conformity” rings a bell, you may have seen them featured on Saturday Night Live (or maybe you’re just confusing them with Corrosion Of Conformity).  The brainchild of Fred Armisen (Trenchmouth, Blue Man Group), Crisis Of Conformity was created as sort of a nod and tribute to the punk bands he grew up listening to.

You could find the sketch online, I have to say… even though the band was created as a joke I find myself listening to the 2 song quite a bit actually.  Even though the skit features Dave Grohl, etc.  Fred plays all of the instruments on the actual release. SNL connections aside, Fist Fight is a solid quick listen that takes plenty of influences from 80s punk and hardcore.  The B-Side features “Kick It Down And Kick It Around”, very reminiscent of Black Flag.

This release often gets overlooked due to it’s novelty, but if you can get past that, it’s a solid 3 minute listen.

MP3:
Crisis Of Conformity – Fist Fight

More:
Minor Threat
Embrace (Ian’s Band After Minor Threat)

Teen Idles – Minor Disturbance

Buy:
Drag City