I was thoroughly bowled over by this San Bernardino quartet's contribution ("My Crime") to the 1995 Viva La Vinyl compilation, and immediately jumped at the chance to mail-order this 7" outta the pages of Maximum Rock 'n Roll to see what else Fighting Cause had in store for me. Just what the doctor ordered - four more power-punk nuggets bearing a similar moxie to acts like Moral Crux, Crimpshrine, and even Scared of Chaka. Bear in mind Deadtown came on the market when the majority of the burgeoning Epitaph and Fat records stable were honing their soon-to-be ubiquitous glossy punk sound, ersatz and pedantic as it often was. Fighting Cause put the bulk of that homogenized dreck to utter shame if you ask me. For whatever the reason, I failed to follow up on these guys and missed a full length they released before they disbanded. If anyone has it, please share away.
01. In the Dark 02. Dead Town 03. Just Another Attitude 04. Media Speak