Negative Approach

Also known as N.A.
Members of Negative Approach: Chris Moore (11), Graham McCulloch, Harold Richardson, John Brannon, Pete Zelewski, Rob McCulloch, Ron Sakowski, Zuheir
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/negativeapproach

Discography of Negative Approach:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Total Recall 38 Audio 1992 Touch And Go
2 Pressure 20 Audio Recollect Records
3 Tied Down 10 Audio 1983
4 Negative Approach 10 Audio 1982 Touch And Go
5 Tied Down 10 Audio Touch And Go
6 Ready To Fight 55 Audio 2005 Reptilian Records
7 Negative Approach 11 Audio 1989 Not On Label
8 Ready To Fight 54 Audio 2005 Reptilian Records
9 I'll Survive 10 Audio Deny Everything
10 Ready To Fight (Demos, Live And Unreleased 1981-'83) 55 Audio 2005 Reptilian Records
11 Tied Down 10 Audio 1983 Touch And Go
12 You Die Now 13 Audio Maxhate Records
13 Live Your Life For You 22 Audio 1992 Not On Label (Negative Approach)
14 Total Recall 21 Audio Not On Label (Negative Approach)
15 Negative Approach 10 Audio 2010-10-12 Touch And Go
16 Negative Approach 10 Audio 1982 Touch And Go
17 Negative Approach 10 Audio 1982 Touch And Go
18 Friends Of No One 6 Audio 2010-09-00 Taang! Records
19 Tied Down 20 Audio 1990 Touch And Go
20 Friends Of No One 6 Audio 2010 Taang! Records
21 Tied Down 10 Audio Touch And Go
22 Negative Approach 10 Audio 1982 Touch And Go
23 Nothing Will Stand In Our Way 59 Audio 2011 Taang! Records
24 Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 5 Audio 2012-09-00 Amphetamine Reptile Records
25 Sugar Daddy Live Split Series 5 Audio 2012-09-00 Amphetamine Reptile Records
26 Nothing Will Stand In Our Way 59 Audio 2012-10-09 Taang! Records
27 Nothing Will Stand In Our Way 59 Audio 2011 Taang! Records
28 Nothing Will Stand In Our Way 59 Audio 2011 Taang! Records
29 Tied Down 10 Audio Touch And Go
30 Tied Down 8 Audio Touch And Go (2)
31 Tied Down 10 Audio
32 Tied Down 8 Audio Touch And Go (2)
33 Ready To Fight 54 Audio 2005 Reptilian Records
34 Total Recall 38 Audio 1992 Touch And Go


Negative Approach is a hardcore punk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1981 by vocalist [a=John Brannon] and guitarist [a=Rob McCulloch]. Bassist [a=Graham McCulloch] and drummer [a=OP Moore] replaced the short-lived original rhythm section and this line-up remains, for many, the definitive Negative Approach line-up. The band was noted for their furious musical approach, combining hardcore punk and oi styles, unique for it's time, and Brannon's angry lyrics and vocals. The band released one EP and one LP (both on the [l819] label) during their lifetime. The classic Negative Approach line-up split in 1983 around the release of LP. Brannon attempted to tour with a new line-up but the group split after a short-time on the road.

In 2006, it was announced that the band would be reuniting for an appearance at Touch And Go's 25th Anniversary celebration in Chicago. However, the reunion was controversial since only Brannon and Moore would represent the original line-up, with Brannon explaining that the McCulloch brothers were too out of practice to be able to perform at the show. The McCullochs denied this and maintained that the appearance should not be billed as a Negative Approach reunion. [a=Ron Sakowski] (bass) and Harold Richardson (guitar) completed the new line-up. They have continued to perform and tour in the years since the Touch And Go show.


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