25th Anniversary Edition. Opaque Red Vinyl.
It came out of nowhere in 1982, this punk rock / hardcore fireball with the bright yellow sleeve. In one sense, the Zero B+oys' 'Vicious Circle' was yet another example of how us punk seemed to peak coast to coast that year. But unlike most coastal punk, the Zero Boys were pointing the way to a scene that could accommodate heaping helpings of melody, intelligence, and rock 'n' roll sus, not just turbo-charged ferocity. From 1979 into '83, the Indianapolis based Zero Boys' were the finest hardcore blitz in the midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Proof is 'Vicious Circle' and the two decades since of copyists, bootleggers, practitioners and reunion concert pogoers.