No Trend

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No Trend
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Background information
Origin Ashton, Maryland, United States
Genres Noise rock, hardcore punk, post-hardcore
Years active 1982–1988
Labels No Trend, Touch and Go
Past members Dean Evangelista
Eric Leifert
Jeff Mentges (Vocals)
Greg Miller
Brian Nelson
Buck Parr
James Peachey
Frank Price (Guitar)
Jack Anderson
Michael Salkind (Drums)
Bob Strasser (Bass)

No Trend was an American noise rock and hardcore punk group from Ashton, Maryland, formed in 1982. They were considered anti-hardcore, with the members, especially guitarist and lyricist Frank Price, vehement about their abhorrence towards the punk youth subculture. The band was known for their confrontational stage performances, which normally involved aggressively baiting their punk audience.[1] They were influenced by Public Image Ltd. and Flipper.

They released three full-length albums, two released independently and one issued through Touch and Go Records. A fourth album that was recorded in 1987 but never released was finally issued as More in 2001.


No Trend independently released their debut album Too Many Humans..... in 1984. Their second album A Dozen Dead Roses was released in 1985 and featured vocalist Lydia Lunch contributing to several songs. She issued a compilation of the band's unreleased material through her label Widowspeak Productions the following year.[2] Touch and Go refused to issue the band's 1987 effort More which effectively put an end to the band.[3] Guitarist and original member Frank Price committed suicide after the band's demise.[4][5] A compilation of unreleased studio tracks was released through TeenBeat Records in 1995.[6]


Studio albums

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Andersen, Mark; Jenkins, Mark (2009). Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. Akashic Books. p. 126. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ McCaleb, Ian (2007). "No Trend". Trouser Press. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Little, Michael H. (April 25, 2013). "Ugly Dwarf: The Story of No Trend". Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mamone, Jordan N. (January 15, 2002). "No Trend Didn’t Just Go Against the Grain, They Shoved It in the Faces of the Pretentious Hardcore Fans". New York Post. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sunderman, Zack. "No Trend". TeenBeat Records. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Beaujon, Andrew (April 2004). Essential Hardcore 20 (4). Spin. p. 50. Retrieved June 21, 2013.