mikeYou might think you’re hardcore. I mean, I don’t know you, you might even be hardcore. But do you know who is probably even more hardcore than you? The guys from Genetic Control.

Why? Well, when most of us get together in our teens with the general idea of “let’s start a hardcore band” we’re probably not going to still be in that same hardcore band coming up on 35 years later. But Genetic Control are still playing hardcore punk rock with the same lineup they had in 1983.

The same band that was opening for Dead Kennedys and Suicidal Tendencies in the 80’s will be opening for the likes of The Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on Friday, July 28th at ’77 Montreal.

Yeah, that’s pretty hardcore.

Mike Price (aka Zabo or Polio Elvis) answered a few question from 9to5 (dot cc) about what it is like being a page out of Montreal’s punk rock history book:

Keith: How did Genetic Control get together? Maybe more importantly, how did you get BACK together? Taking a 13 year break after only 3 years of being together seems rough.

Mike: Genetic Control was a genetic mutation that occurred when 2 incomplete local Montreal bands decided to combine forces. “Drunken Disturbance” was Rob Porter and Mike Brisbois, a guitar player and drummer and they were looking for a singer. “Out Of Step” was a singer (myself), a guitar player (Rob Huppé) and a bass player (Dougo Crevier) and we were looking to replace a recently departed drummer. We started jamming in winter 1983 and recorded our first record in spring of 1984 with yet another drummer and our final drummer Louis Leveque AKA Late Lewis and the ‘rest is history’ as they say. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…