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IN CONTROL 12"
02. No Excuse
03. Black Stix/Silver Badge
05. Clean Up Your Act
06. Black and Grey
07. What are You Looking For
08. The Choice is Yours
09. In Control
Label: Upstart Records
Cat #: Upstart 5
Label: Lost & Found Records
Cat#: LF 058
Label: Dr. Strange Records
Dealing mostly with straight edge messages and quick stop/start style comes 9 songs from these 5 guys. Mostly speedy stuff with short slow up moments. What I really enjoyed was some of the impressive guitar solos here such as on "Conditioned". This is one record that makes you feel good after listening.
-Ron Philips (from Task #1, March 1985)
A real solid, good sounding LP taking up where Minor Threat left off with live your own life "In Control" lyrics. Hardcore of the best kind.
-Al Flipside (from Flipside #43, Fall 1984)
Stalag 13 demonstrate a sleek, clean thrash attack with occasional metallic lead breaks which remind me of Suicidal Tendencies, and their songs deal thematically with teenage identity and rebellion. "Black Stix/Silver Badge" is a chilling thrash number, and the unexpected changes of pace in "The Choice Is Yours" make for solid, inventive hardcore. Recommended.
-Steve Spinali (from Maximum Rocknroll #15, July 1984)