Silent Majority released one of the best Hardcore LPs of all time. I’m talking of course, about Life of a Spectator. Their discography runs much much deeper than that though, which often seems to be forgotten.
I guess I would describe Silent Majority as a melodic Hardcore band, but I think that does them a bit of a disservice. Today, melodic Hardcore usually equates to ‘cool dudes’ playing paint by numbers garbage that is one step away from indie rock. Honestly, I like some indie rock, if that’s what you want to play, then play it. Don’t dress it up like something else. But I digress. Silent Majority were an incredibly creative, intelligent, and above all, unique Hardcore band. I cannot think of a single band that sounds like the second half of their catalog. The lyrics are creative and personal, and suit the music perfectly. As an aside, Tommy Corrigan’s lyrics have kept on getting better in the other bands he’s done (Capital, Blood Red, Advent). The stand out tracks are back to back right in the middle of Life of a Spectator, Polar Bear Club followed by Windows Down. These two tracks also showcase just how versatile this band was. I also feel it’s important to point out that Polar Bear Club is a track about being ‘in it for life’ and most, if not all, members of this band have stuck around.
I don’t really remember how I got into Silent Majority. I’ve owned You Would Love to Know since the early to mid 2000’s, but I don’t really remember why I bought it. It might have been because I was really into Heads Vs. Breakers and found out that one of the guys from them had been in Silent Majority. I didn’t get into the rest of their stuff, until years later. I’ve very glad I took the time to do so.
This download includes:
Live Radio set from split with Time Alone
Based on a True Story (This collection includes “Distant Second” 7”, “This Island Earth” 7” as well as the tracks from 516 Long Island Hardcore comp and the Welcome to New York, Now Go Home comp)
Life of a Spectator LP
You Would Love to Know EP
Track from the Dynamite Rose compilation (It’s a goddam Cranberries cover, GET STOKED!)
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Silent Majority is one of the best bands of all time. Do yourself a huge favor and take this opportunity to get into them.
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