SSD

Also known as S.S. Decontrol, SS Decontrol, SSD Control
Members of SSD: Alan Barile, Chris Foley, Francois Levesque, James Sciarappa, Springa
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.xclaim.com/ssd, http://www.myspace.com/ssdbxhc, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSD_(band), http://www.myspace.com/ssdboston

Discography of SSD:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Power 29 Audio 1992 Taang! Records
2 The Kids Will Have Their Say 18 Audio 1987
3 Power 29 Audio Taang! Records
4 How We Rock 7 Audio 1984
5 Get It Away 7 Audio 1990 Not On Label (SSD)
6 The Kids Will Have Their Say 18 Audio 1982
7 Get It Away 7 Audio 1990 Not On Label
8 The Kids Will Have Their Say 18 Audio 1992 Not On Label (SSD)
9 Break It Up 10 Audio 1985 Homestead Records
10 Jolly Old Saint Nick 3 Audio 1992 Taang! Records
11 Get It Away 7 Audio Not On Label (SSD)
12 The Kids Will Have Their Say 18 Audio Not On Label (SS Decontrol)
13 Get It Away 7 Audio
14 X-Claim ! 19 Audio Not On Label
15 3 12" Records On A CD 32 Audio Not On Label
16 Power 29 Audio 1992 Taang! Records
17 Power 29 Audio Taang! Records
18 Power 29 Audio 2006


SSD stands for Society System Decontrol. SSD was formed in 1981 and they played their last show in April 1985. The band was from Boston, MA, USA, and was formed by guitarist/songwriter [a=Alan Barile]. SSD was the driving force behind the early Boston hardcore punk scene, with Al often arranging for local shows and putting out records on his own label, [l=Xclaim!]. Many Boston kids were also inspired by SSD's musical approach and strict Straight Edge ideology (although it later came to be known that vocalist [a=Springa] did not always subscribe to those beliefs). The group's first two records, "The Kids Will Have Their Say" (1982) and "Get It Away" (1983) are now considered classics by many hardcore fans. By the time 1984's "How We Rock" was released, SSD was clearly moving in more a hard rock/heavy metal direction, which alienated some fans. After 1985's "Break It Up" was released, the band split up, and Al sold off all his equipment to buy a jet ski.

All of SSD's material is out of print, with the exception of "Power" a compilation put together by Al in 1990s, and the band has no plans to reissue their out of print material.

In 2008, it was announced that SSD would be appearing at a festival in Europe. Shortly after, it was revealed that this version of SSD was actually Springa with some new musicians. On his SSD Myspace page, Al denounced this reunion and stated that SSD and Xclaim! had severed all ties with Springa. There is currently no mention of Springa on Xclaim!'s SSD page.


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