No Policy

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No Policy
State of Alert - No Policy.jpg
EP by
ReleasedMarch 1981 (1981-03)
RecordedDecember 1980-January 1981
StudioInner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia
GenreHardcore punk
LabelDischord (No. 2)
ProducerSkip Groff
State of Alert chronology
No Policy
First Demo 12/29/80
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

No Policy is the debut studio EP by the American hardcore punk band State of Alert, the first band to be fronted by Henry Rollins.[2] Consisting of eight tracks, it was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, Virginia, produced by Skip Groff and engineered by Inner Ear owner Don Zientara. No Policy was released on Dischord Records in March 1981, as the label's second release.[3][2] No Policy was financed by Rollins, as Dischord was tied up in releasing Minor Threat's debut EP.[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
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
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




  • 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
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  4. ^ Azerrad, p. 132