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McRad - "Dominant Force"
Created: 2015-03-07 23:27:15
I just realized that my first three posts have been about bands from Philly. I guess you can tell where I left my heart. I promise that I will try to shake it up a bit in the future, but I have another Philly band I feel I need to write about right now.
I first heard McRad on Thrasher Skate Rock Vol. 2: Blazing Wheels And Barking Trucks in junior high school. I've gotta say that, though I liked them, they were not a standout band on that comp. It wasn't until I listened to the “Absence of Sanity” re-release which included the dub version of “Words of Life/Separation” that I was truly a fan.
While I was in Philly, they played several shows, but something came up every single time, so I never got to see them play. The day that I was to leave Philly, I spent the entire day aimlessly wandering the city. I stopped by my second-favorite record store, Long in the Tooth Records. They had Dominant Force on the wall, which I quickly snatched up.
Ironically, just last weekend McRad played a free show here in Denver with Hightower and my old friends Frontside Five. I finally got to see them play. Okay, it was Chuck Treece with fill-in musicians, but it was still great to see him. I got to chat with him a bit after the show. He is such a nice and happy man; he had a smile on his face the whole night.
I guess it makes sense that he is so happy. He has successfully avoided the “Sundial” for the past thirty years. He has been able to make a living skating and making music. How could he not be happy?