No Policy

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No Policy
State of Alert - No Policy.jpg
EP by State of Alert
Released March 1981
Recorded December 1980-January 1981
Studio Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 8:20
Language English
Label Dischord (No. 2)
Producer Skip Groff
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

No Policy is the only studio release by the American hardcore punk band State of Alert, the first band to be fronted by Henry Rollins.[2] It was released on 7-inch vinyl in March 1981 through Dischord Records (No. 2).[2] Since Dischord was tied up in releasing Minor Threat's debut EP, the production of No Policy was funded entirely by Rollins.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Henry Garfield and Michael Hampton, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Lost in Space" 0:43
2. "Draw Blank" (written by Garfield, Hampton and Lyle Preslar) 0:36
3. "Girl Problems" 0:48
4. "Blackout" (written by Garfield and Simon Jacobsen) 0:45
5. "Gate Crashers" 1:03
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Warzone" 0:51
7. "Riot" 0:41
8. "Gang Fight" 0:59
9. "Public Defender" 1:12
10. "Gonna Hafta Fight" (written by Garfield and Jacobsen) 0:43
Total length: 8:20



  • Skip Groff - producer
  • Don Zientara - engineer
  • Tina Angelos - cover art
  • Michael Hampton; Chris Edwards - sleeve


  • Azerrad, Michael (2001). Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-78753-1. 


  1. ^ Kantor, Matt. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ a b Cogan, p. 306
  3. ^ Azerrad, p. 132