Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Teen Love & Early Months
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
fish-jones | Washington, DC USA | 05/10/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was released without the band's knowledge or approval. It is basically the band's first demo tape and bits of an early live show that was given to teen beat records by a drummer that was disliked by the band and thrown out of the group as soon as he had served his purpose. It does contain what amounts to the first 7" ep, TEEN LOVE, except that ep had a different version of the song "CANCER".NO TREND remade the TEEN LOVE ep as a twelve inch later that year (1983), which was far superior and better known than the stuff on this disc. Unfortunately, the 12" TEEN LOVE ep, as well as the lps TOO MANY HUMANS and A DOZEN DEAD ROSES will probably remain permanently unreleased on CD, as he band threw all of their back stock at an audience in Detroit one night, and burned over the master tapes. The record they did for TOUCH AND GO is long out of print. So, if you want anything by the group, this is probably the only thing you'll be able to get.In their day, NO TREND was the noisiest and most infuriating group around. They made an art out of baiting audiences and actively sought to hurt people that came to their shows. They were banned in their hometown of DC, and were completely shunned by the Dischord crowd. They sought to be the country's most hated band, and were very successful in this endeavor, mainly because they were all, individually and collectively, extremely hateful jerks.There is talk of a release of the band's long lost final LP, "MORE", which was rejected by TOUCH AND GO in 1986. But don't count on it. This record features a full orchestra, choral/jingle singers, and a full blown 15 minute rock opera. It was made for the sole purpose of pissing off the very cool people who were into noise and adopted the band as a charm."
Learn from my mistake
D. K. Malone | earth | 04/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No Trend; I really don't know too much about them. DC band, poked fun at their local hardcore scene. They're something of a "one hit wonder" from the early/mid '80s punk scene. Their 'hit' song was, of course, Teen Love. A friend of mine had a homemade compilation tape, and Teen Love was on it. I believe it was taped off of a 12" inch EP. I loved Teen Love, dearly. I lost touch with that particular friend, and therefore was never able to hear the song again. One day, I was delighted to find this CD in a record store. I bought it and raced home and skipped directly to Teen Love. Unfortunately, it was from a different (probably earlier) recording session, and it was no where near as good as the version I remembered from my friend's tape. I was then happy to notice that the CD contained a second Teen Love track. I quickly forwarded to it... only to find out it was even worse than the first. It was a live version. I was pretty disappointed. I'm now actively searching for an original copy of the 12" on eBay, and I wrote this review simply because I thought I might save someone else from this disappointment. If you're looking for the well recorded and well performed version from that old record, you won't find it on this CD. Cheers.(NOTE: My star rating is meaningless. I can't even recall what this CD sounded like. If I had given it a chance, I may have loved it. I don't even know where it is. The last time I saw it was about five years ago, sitting on the passenger seat of my car, soaked in rain water because I'd left the window open. I probably threw it away.)Edited October 5, 2001: I hereby dedicate this review to Bob, an ex-member of No Trend. He read this review, took pity on me, and sent me a copy of the old 12" EP out of sheer kindness. The entire record is great! Angrier than I expected. Bob, you rock. Thank you."