Middle Class (band)

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Middle Class
Origin Santa Ana, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk, Post-punk
Years active 1977–1982, 2010, 2011
Past members Mike Atta
Jeff Atta
Bruce Atta
Matt Simon

The Middle Class were an American punk rock/hardcore punk band established in 1977 in Santa Ana, California. The band consisted of Jeff Atta on vocals, Mike Atta on lead guitar, Mike Patton on bass, and Bruce Atta on drums. The band achieved success in the hardcore punk scene of Southern California. Their first shows were in 1978 in various Los Angeles clubs and ballrooms.

Michael John "Mike" Atta died of kidney and lung cancer, on April 20, 2014, aged 53.[1]


Studio albums
  • Homeland (1982)
  • A Blueprint for Joy: 1978-1980 (1995)
  • Out of Vogue: The Early Material (2008)
Various Artists compilations


  1. ^ Hamby, Taylor (2014-04-21). "Mike Atta, Punk Legend, Passes Away From Cancer | OC Weekly". Blogs.ocweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

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