Blue collar punk rock in the tradition of the late Seventies and
early Eighties - an era when bands weren't afraid to wear their KISS
and Cheap Trick influences on their sleeves. In this vein,
The Supplement stormed onto the LA/OC punk scene in 2011 like
a band out of time.
Their self-titled debut borrows heavily from other classic early
second-wave punk bands. Musically, there are heavy doses of Pacific
punk like Social Distortion and D.I., while the vocals
owe their debt across the pond to English punkers, G.B.H.
This intersection of Seventies hard rock and punk is always a treat
and never fails to make me appreciate the punk lineage that traces
from The Clash, to Social Distortion, to Rancid, to
Green Day, and on into the Top 40. It's heartening to hear
bands like The Supplement carry on the tradition of their punk forefathers
who struggled in obscurity, all the while paving the road to the mainstream
for generations to come.
These 13 tracks clock in at just about 30 minutes; like a neatly
packed time capsule delivered by the Ghost of Punk-Rock Past.
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