Friday, February 12, 2010


Orange County hardcore in 1992 and 1993 saw the emergence, rapid rise, and sudden demise of Huntington Beach's FUNCTION. A sort of "little brother" band to Blackspot (literally, as Function's Barry Fader was Sean Fader of Blackspot's younger sibling), they quickly garnered a rabid legion of young fans aided in part by some members association with "Kid Crew", a sort of Sloth Crew, Jr. Function, along with Neck Deep, played their last show(s) on December 10, 1993 at Club 8 1/2 in Fullerton, CA (a/k/a Club Apparition / Club 369).
The lineup: Matt Enright (Eleven Thirty-Four / Enswell / Piccolo Petes), Barry Fader (Blackspot / Eleven Thirty Four / Innaway), Chris Cechin, Zack Woods, and Jason Luparello.

They recorded 7 songs total. Six of these were released as a demo, a 7", and in a cassette version of the 7". The 7th song was a cover of Embrace's "No More Pain" which appeared on the "Land of Greed, World of Need" compilation (Trustkill / Watermark).

The "S/T" 7" is Crisis Records #7. There are Green Vinyl and Black Vinyl versions:

After the demise of Function, Matt and Barry formed Eleven Thirty Four, whose song "Step Off The Tracks" was rumored to be an unrecorded Function tune.

Flyer for Function / Blackspot Summer 1993 U.S. Tour:
Function Discography (warning: low quality rip):

If anyone has a better quality MP3 rip, please let me know.

Looking for a Test Pressing of the 7", as well as any shirts, flyers, etc. PDRecords [at] Gmail [dot] com.

1 comment:

  1. Looking for the Function Discography. The link provided is dead. If you have it please leave a follow-up comment.