Unlike some of their early 80's SoCal pop/punk/hardcore brethren like Bad Religion or Social Distortion, Mad Parade has never had a really wide audience. Like Channel 3 or D.I., the band has had to make do by building a narrower but yet surprisingly far-reaching following.
Mad Parade has pulled off the cult following thing with style and grit. Their discography is spread out over almost thirty years but remains committed to Anglo-American punk/pop hybrid full of catchy sing-along choruses , layers of roaring guitars and never-say ballad rhythms.
Cat-Bitten Tongue is 1996 single demonstrates the band's fidelity to it's loud, catchy n' pissed-off sound (even their mid-80's album where their label made them pout prettily on the cover still sounds like a Mad Parade record which you can't say for most of their peers). Besides the two rocking originals, the EP contains a cover of their under-known compatriots, The Stepmothers' song "If I Were You".
1 Concentration Girls 4:02
2 A.W.O.L. 3:04
3 If I Were You 1:44
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