Agression (band)

Agression (band)

Agression was a hardcore punk band from Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard, California, and considered one of the most influential founding bands of the "Nardcore" scene.

Agression was very well known for its fast-paced, aggressive songs such as "Slammin' at the Club", "Money Machine", "Intense Energy", "Never Alone", "Go to War", and "Locals Only".

The original band members were:

* Mark Hickey - vocals
* Henry Knowles - guitar
* "Big" Bob Clark - bass
* Bruce. W - drums

Agression disbanded after the deaths of two of its original members: Mark Hickey in 2000 and Henry Knowles in 2002. In mid-2002, a "Henry Knowles Memorial Show" took place at Skatelab, in Simi Valley, California, featuring the "Nardcore All-Stars" (who did an all-Agression song set list), Rejected Society, The Missing 23rd, Dr. Know & Ill Repute, among others.

Agression has recently been reformed with original bass guitarist Big Bob Clark. On rare occasions they play shows on the West Coast.

To this day, many bands are still highly influenced by the sounds of Agression.

Recently, Dr. Strange records has released a tribute to Agression titled "Taking Out A Little Agression" featuring many of their contemporaries along with modern bands covering Agression songs.

In October 2006, a new lineup of Agression played the Spike Fest in Long Beach. This lineup consisted of Big Bob Clark, Mark Aber, Rob Thacker (who played with Henry's new line up), Dave Haro, and JellyRoll for a few songs. This continued in November for two shows in Northern California.

From June 14 to 17, 2007, the same line-up minus JellyRoll performed in Northern California in a four-day tour to celebrate the release of the Agression tribute compilation. This release is out on Dr. Strange Records on CD and vinyl, and was expected to be available in stores worldwide on July 24, 2007. This compilation is dedicated to all those who have ever played in Agression along the years. Track # 28 is a song called "What Did I Do", which was written and recorded by Henry Knowles a couple years before he died.

Agression discography

* "Better Youth Organization Presents - Someone Got Their Head Kicked In", Compilation LP (BYO, 1982)
* "Don't Be Mistaken", LP (Mystic 1983, re-released by Better Youth Organization 1987)
* "Copulation - The Sound of Hollywood", Compilation LP (Mystic, 1984)
* "Nardcore", Compilation LP (Mystic, 1984)
* "Agression Bootleg LP", LP (Mystic/Bootleg 1985)
* "Agression", LP (Mystic 1985)
* "Live Underground Railroad", 7" (Mystic 1986)
* "Best of Agression", CD (Mystic 1995)
* "Full Circle", CD (Cleopatra Records 2003)
* "Locals Only: Live", CD (Mystic 2005)

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