RF7 – Satan VS The Workingman – Compact Disc
RF7 is a long-lived, southern California punk rock band that began in 1979 by Felix Alanis and small time child star of the Sheriff John show Nick Lamagna. Felix also began the record label Smoke Seven Records and signed his band and many others who were ignored by the big labels then, such as Redd Kross, Bad Religion, JFA, Crank Shaft, Circle One, Sin 34, Youth Gone Mad, etc.
From the beginning, the RF7 sound was not clearly punk but really what would be called today hardcore punk. Felix Alanis has always mixed middle class virtues with strange religious imagery in his lyrics. Nick Lamagna added guitar and music that had a twist more “rock” then some punks preferred. Walt Phelan added a drummer’s drumming, and the bass player seemed to always change, with Robert Armstrong perhaps being the most solid recorded bass man from 1980-83, and again on 1990’s classic Traditional Values album. On 1982’s Fall In album, the band brought in super producer Geza X.
The band continues today with their latest release (Addictions and Heartaches) on the Puke and Vomit label, which also re-released Public Service and Sudden Death compilation albums. Their early releases are available on the Grand Theft Audio label, as well as Bomp and Alive records.
1. Numb To The Pain
2. Death is In The Air
3. When My God Is Sleeping
4. Precious Life
5. Wasted is The World I Live In
6. Molly’s Turn
7. Just Outside L.A.
8. Long Way To Go
9. Satan Vs. The Workingman
10. Get Up/Fall Dall
11. Anxiety, Apprehension & Fear
12. Unhappy People
13. Last Days, The
14. Vengeance Is The Lords