Early 1980's D.C. The majority of the bands it produced were straight edge hardcore. There were other bands that were doing their own thing, like the almighty Void, maybe Double-O, No Trend, and the fore-mentioned Malefice. But then there was United Mutation. These guys brought a whole new sound to hardcore. Starting in in 1981, their history of members is very long and confusing. To attempt to read about it, go here. Their first E.P. (released in 1983) was a Dischord split. If you haven't heard it, get it here. Later that year they recorded another demo which got them a track on the Bouncing Babies comp. Although they are under a different name(The Last Minute), I believe Mike Brown is still on vocals at this point. (Fill me in if I'm wrong!) The next year they went back to Inner Ear Studios to record the Rainbow Person E.P. "Infinite Regression" is on both the comp. and the second E.P. Both are different, but both are still great. Although the comp. track lacks the vicious vocals, the guitar is clean, crisp, and clear. Perhaps their best work ever, "Sensation Fix" was released on the Alive & Kicking 7" in 1985. This is pure psychedelic rock punk that's even got a saxophone as if it weren't already trippy enough. Enjoy!