Collection 2: Uncollectable by The Faction on Apple Music

22 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

A sequel to 1996’s Collection 1982—1985, the 2009 release Collection 2: Uncollectable both misspells “Uncollectible” and makes fun of itself by suggesting that these songs aren’t worth owning. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Faction wasn't just an innovative skate-rock band with professional skateboarder Steve Caballero in its lineup; it was a group of stellar musicians who, in the early '80s, wrote punk-pop songs that still influence much of the Berkeley and Orange County punk sounds. “You Are Here” sets the tone: singer Gavin O’Brien leans hard on his lazy West Coast drawl, which rubs against the grain of his fast-phrased vocal style. “Terror in the Streets” shows some Misfits inspiration with gang vocals in the chorus, while “A U.K.” gets political while serving up one of the collection’s catchiest songs. This collection also has early demos (“It Makes Me Sick” and “Me”) that were previously available only on a 1982 demo tape given to friends and fans of the band. It also includes six bonus songs recorded circa 1985 live at CBGB in New York.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A sequel to 1996’s Collection 1982—1985, the 2009 release Collection 2: Uncollectable both misspells “Uncollectible” and makes fun of itself by suggesting that these songs aren’t worth owning. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Faction wasn't just an innovative skate-rock band with professional skateboarder Steve Caballero in its lineup; it was a group of stellar musicians who, in the early '80s, wrote punk-pop songs that still influence much of the Berkeley and Orange County punk sounds. “You Are Here” sets the tone: singer Gavin O’Brien leans hard on his lazy West Coast drawl, which rubs against the grain of his fast-phrased vocal style. “Terror in the Streets” shows some Misfits inspiration with gang vocals in the chorus, while “A U.K.” gets political while serving up one of the collection’s catchiest songs. This collection also has early demos (“It Makes Me Sick” and “Me”) that were previously available only on a 1982 demo tape given to friends and fans of the band. It also includes six bonus songs recorded circa 1985 live at CBGB in New York.

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