Against All Authority

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Against All Authority
Origin Cutler Ridge, Florida, United States
Genres Punk rock
Ska punk
Hardcore punk
Anarcho-punk
Years active 1992-2007
Labels Hopeless
Members
  • Danny Lore
  • Joe Koontz
Past members
  • Spikey Goldbach
  • Jeremy Kaiser
  • Fin Leavell
  • Kris King
  • Macbeth Proenza
  • Tim Pagones
  • Tim Coats
  • Joey Jewkes
  • Jason Lederman
  • Alan V.
  • Sid
  • Marcio

Against All Authority (often abbreviated -AAA-) was an American punk band, formed in Florida in 1992. Playing in the ska punk style,[1] their business practice follows a stringent DIY ethic.

History[edit]

Against All Authority is founded in Cutler Ridge, Florida in 1992,[2] driven by willingness to promote their message—"questioning our economic differences and promoting our human similarities", as stated by their now defunct official website. A strong engagement in political and social issues is clearly evident in their lyrics. The band maintain a fierce DIY stance influenced by the approach of the Dead Kennedys and Subhumans.[3] Early in their career the band decided to book concerts, make recordings and even produce band t-shirts on their own.[2] Their first release "Above The Law" was released on Far Out Records. Later they signed on independent label Hopeless Records, becoming one of their major bands. In addition to touring and recording, the band is frequently involved in demonstrations and social projects. They have also influenced a number of other bands. Guitar player Joe Koontz has formed a new band called Nobody's Hero, with members of The Vandals and Guajiro. Trombonist Fin Leavell is now fronting the band Nightswim. Drummer Macbeth Proenza also formed a new band called Hit, Play!, with former members of Polly Esther.

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Danny Lore – Bass and Vocals
  • Joe Koontz – Guitar and Backing Vocals

Former[edit]

  • Joey Jewkes - Trumpet
  • Craig Malzacher - Trumpet
  • Fin Leavell – Trombone
  • Spikey Goldbach – Drums
  • Jeremy Kaiser – Trumpet
  • Tim "FarOut" Pagones - Trombone
  • Tim Coats - Saxophones
  • Kris King - Drums
  • Macbeth Proenza – Drums
  • Jason Lederman – Drums
  • Alan Veronese – Trumpet
  • Marcio "Grim" - Drums
  • Sid Goldberger- Drums

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Restoration of Chaos & Order Album Review, Songs, Ratings". Starpulse.com. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Against All Authority". Allmusic. Retrieved June 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ "A Punk Band That Most Certainly Does Not Suck". Nerve Magazine. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2007. 

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