Join The Fight

7-song 7"

Intro - To The Bone
Why Are You Here?
No More Excuses
Greedy Lies And Filthy Games
The Score
Join The Fight [Listen or Download by rightclicking]
The Bonds That Bridge Us

Pressing info:
750 copies on black vinyl
release-date: June 17th, 2005

Fight For Change’s third 7” - their second on Commitment - takes a very big step forward from their previous releases. The music is still firmly rooted in the old school of the late 1980s and the late 1990s, but the production is much more powerful than on their earlier recordings. Seven songs of youthcrew hardcore with all the ingredients that you need: singalongs, breakdowns, fast parts and lyrics that deal both with the edge and with other important issues in this world: animal rights (the record is a benefit for the ALF), the weapon industry and even the dance scene. All lyrics come with explanations, while the booklet also contains information about the campaign for animal rights.

€ 6 ppd world.


Maximum Rock N Roll #274, USA
I'd like to preface this review by saying that without fail, I get at least one European straight edge EP for review every month. I am probably the only person at MRR that gives these bands a fair shake. I'm explaining this because I want to be perfectly clear when I say this band is the definition of cheesy Euro straight edge. Their hearts are in the right place, and the music isn't half bad (reminds me a lot of CHAMPION's older material). But I can handle only so much cheese, and unfortnately the generic lyrics and boring artwork pushes this record into "not-vegan" territory. Don't even get me started on the name of the EP...

Screaming Bloody Mess, Japan/Australia.
Why do straight edge bands feel they have make the point to sing about sxe not being a fad, trend or fashion? “True til death” and all that vegan baloney. It’s like they are paranoid about something. Maybe it’s this same paranoia that drives them to spell their names with all those x’s. That said, these guys from Portugal play powerful if not unspectacular early Nineties youth crew. “This is a generic song about straightedge and our pride of being straightedge”- explanation to opening song ‘To the Bone’. At least they are honest but it’s bands such as Fight for Change which makes Good Clean Fun the best thing going on in straightedge.

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