Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NO FOR AN ANSWER - live in Treviso, Italien 11-2-1994

1994 tourten No For An Answer zusammen mit Mean Season durch Europa; Dan, der Sänger, musste sich deswegen übelste Ausverkaufsvorwürfe gefallen lassen, getragen teils durch Hetzkampagnen in Fanzines etc. Zu dem Zeitpunkt erschien dann auch eine mies aufgemachte CD - wahrscheinlich aus dem Hannoveraner Raum - mit der LP und der 7" und Napo druckte unzählige Shirts für diese Tour. Who cares?
Was ich an Dan O' Mahony immer so toll fand, war die Weiterentwicklung der eigenen Persönlichkeit, die öffentlich erklärt wurde oder in Texten z.B. Fehler, der Vergangenheit revidiert oder entschuldigt wurden. Man denke nur an die zynische Abrechnung mit Straight Edge, moralinsauren Schwätzern und den Ewiggestrigen in Form der Speak 714 Texte oder zuvor ansatzweise bei 411.
Die Band habe ich damals in Ulm gesehen und kann auch heute nichts Negatives darüber verlauten lassen: sympathische, kritische Ansagen, solides Spiel der Klassiker und vor allem dieser charismatische Mann mit der kräftigen Stimme.

Diese Aufnahme ist von eben dieser Tour, das Konzert fand in Treviso statt und ich habe sie per Tapetrading erhalten. Vor einiger Zeit stellte ich meine digitalisierten Aufnahmen, genauso wie zwei von Youth Of Today, Rob vom Stop Look And Listen Fanzine (eher Straight Edge und an klassischem Hardcore orientiert, aber immerhin ein solides Papierfanzine) zur Verfügung, der diese dann auch online stellte; jedoch hat er meine Version erneut codiert, so dass dies mit einem weiteren Qualitätsverlust verbunden war.

Neben den LP und Single Hits sowie dem feinen "Man against Man" spielte die Band auch Carry Nation Songs, darunter "Temple Walls", in dem - inkl. der Ansage - entsprechend Stellung gegenüber dem damaligen Krishna Trend/Wahn im Hardcore bezogen wurde.

NO FOR AN ANSWER - live in Treviso, Italien 11-2-1994
1. imperfection
2. I spy
3. no prisoners
4. the domino principle
5. through you
6. just say no
7. protect and serve
8. man against man
9. temple walls
10. you laugh
11. guidingline
12. without a reason
13. liar
(192 K OGG, Passwort: drugs)


No For An Answer Tonträger, sind bis auf die 7", die von Revelation wiederveröffentlicht wurde, eigentlich nur über Ebay oder Tauschbörsen erhältlich, aber dann nicht allzu teuer. Ende der 90er gab es eine CD von Cargo von der LP inkl. der Carry Nation 7", die immer mal wieder auftaucht.

Discographie:
"selbstbetitelt" Demo (Tape) 1987
"You Laugh EP" (7") Revelation #06 1988
"A Thought Crusade" (LP) Hawker Records #9487 1988
"Open Your Eyes Vol. 1" Compilation (Tape) OYE #01 1989
"Free For All" Compilation (LP) Hawker Records #9458 1989
"The Icemen Cometh" Live Compilation (7") Nemesis #live-01 1990
Last Warning (7") Bootleg 1993 - Demoaufnahmen für die 7"
"A Time We' ll Remember" Compilation (LP) Bootleg 1993 - enthält die 7"
"Best Of Nemesis Live" Compilation (CD) Nemesis #live-06 199?
"A Thought Crusade" (CD) Cargo 1999

Links:
No For An Answer bei Revelation
Four Letter Word von Dan O' Mahony ("a nice read" würde man sagen)

5 comments:

Andrew Jacobs said...

The OTHER historical significance of January 20th, 2009

For the vast majority of the world, January 20th, 2009 will forever go down in history as the day that the first African-American became President of the United States of America. As a lifelong Democrat and champion of equality for all, I too will remember it as long as I live for that reason as well. However, I must confess that something else took place on that same day that holds just as much (if not a tiny bit more) personal significance for me.

January 20th, 2009 marks the very first time in my entire life that I purchased a ticket to a No For An Answer show, one of my all time favorite hardcore bands and one of a very few favorite bands of mine that I've never seen live in my 21+ years of concert/show going.

I totally missed out on NFAA during their all too brief two year run in the late '80s as I had taken something of a sabbatical from hardcore during that time for reasons which I still can't explain. However, in 1990, I returned to the hardcore scene with a vengeance in large part after witnessing The Legendary Carry Nation (singer Dan O'Mahony's and guitarist Gavin Oglesby's post-NFAA band) perform at the Country Club in Reseda early that year. After that, I must've seen Carry Nation perform at least 5 or 6 times before they too disbanded during the summer of 1990. The following year, Dan's band 411 burst onto the scene and that was it - I was completely hooked on anything and everything O'Mahony and O'Mahony-related, which I still remain to this very day. Naturally, I started listening to NFAA and buying everything NFAA that I could find. Pretty soon, I was just as hooked on NFAA as I was on 411. In fact, both bands are still tied for first place as my favorite Orange County, California bands of all time.

For almost 20 years, NFAA has taken residence on my very short list of bands I'd never seen live that I wish I'd seen. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Hardcore Reunion (David "Igby" Sattani, Mike Hartsfield and Colin Duckmanton), I can finally remove them from that list as on March 22nd, 2009, NFAA will be reuniting to play their first shows on American soil in over 20 years along with A Chorus of Disapproval, Headfirst and Blackspot (ALL of which are favorite bands of mine that I haven't seen live in well over 15 years) at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. The last time I remember being this excited about a show was when I saw Fugazi and 411 play at the Hollywood Palladium in 1991. Oh yeah, The Offspring played that show as well but I didn't pay any attention to 'em (and, in my humble opinion, Fugazi and 411 wiped the floor with their asses).

That Obama thing was pretty cool too though.

Anonymous said...

hey can you re up this set? thx

Jake said...

Introducing: Both Hands Broken (Dan O'Mahony's post-411 and pre-Speak band) - http://xstuckinthepastx.blogspot.com/2010/01/both-hands-broken.html

Hotel Treviso said...

Thanks Andrew for some extra info.

Treviso Italien said...

Treviso ist ein großartiger Ort, um an einem Feiertag mit allen Ihnen Familie.