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Crucifix ‎– "Nineteen Eighty-Four" 7"

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Crucifix is a hardcore band originally from Berkeley, California. The band was started in 1980, fronted by Sothira Pheng, whose family had fled Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge took power.

Originally released in 1982 on the band’s own Freak records, this classic single was a massive musical leap for Crucifix, providing a link between the initial self titled 12-inch EP and the Dehumanization LP, an undeniable classic of Reagan-era hardcore political punk. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a lo-fi, live-in-studio 2 track recording capturing the band at full intensity, an onslaught of volume and distortion. This recording marked the band’s move into the area of political engagement through message, graphics, and a DIY ethos. In the spirit of the original Freak release, this reissue includes a remake of the patch that was silkscreened by the band for the first pressing in 1982.

The band broke up in 1985,

official reissue of their (1982) 7" E.P.


Prejudice 2:34

Steelcase Enclosure 2:54

Rise And Fall 0:55


Recorded live in the studio at Tom Mallon's And Rythmic Rivers S.F. 1982.

label: Kustomized records