36 Years Ago: S.O.A. (State of Alert) split up – Rollins joins BLACK FLAG, Hampton forms THE FAITH

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36 Years Ago: S.O.A. (State of Alert) split up – Rollins joins BLACK FLAG, Hampton forms THE FAITH

After only 9 months, early DC hardcore band S.O.A. disbanded. Their only major release was the No Policy EP (1981), one of the earliest Dischord releases.

It was ready at the same time Dischord were preparing the first MINOR THREAT EP. With the label unable to fund it, Rollins paid to have No Policy printed sooner. The ten song, eight minute EP is No. 2 in the Dischord catalogue. No. 1 was the pre-MINOR THREAT band TEEN IDLES' Minor Disturbance 7".

Rollins moved to California to join BLACK FLAG, Michael Hampton went on to form THE FAITH - they released the excellent split with VOID in 1982 and an EP, Subject to Change, in 1983.