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Band Members:

Mike Vallely - Vocals
Jason Hampton – guitar
Eddie Solis – Bass
Wal Rashidi – Drums

City of Origin: Long Beach, Ca
Band Formed:  Late 2005

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The South Bay region of Los Angeles County could easily occupy its own chapter in the annals of American punk rock in fact, entire books could actually be authored solely on the history and impact of the incredibly influential locale. Cities like Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lomita and Long Beach spawned acts like Black Flag, The Minutemen and Descendents, all forefathers to the current punk tide of today.

Nearly thirty years have passed since the region's introduction to what has since become known as punk, underground, hardcore and indie rock. But for a band like Long Beach-based Revolution Mother, certain philosophies established by its area's predecessors are still intact and in practice. The do-it-yourself involvement, the defined roles of each member, the drive to spread new sounds to as many ears as possible, the proclivity to perform outside the box these are just some of the original foundations upon which Revolution Mother was built.

Revolution Mother formed in late 2005, fronted by professional skateboarder Mike Vallely and backed by L.A.-based punk scene veterans Jason Hampton, Eddie Solis and Wal Rashidi. Vallely and Hampton had previously performed together in Mike V and The Rats, which had disbanded earlier in the year. Given the opportunity to start anew, the pair enlisted the rhythm section of Solis and Rashidi, who had already been performing together in various acts, immediately launching on a plan to deliver uncompromised, powerful compositions with each show and recording.

With solid credentials in the music industry amongst its members (including record labels, distributors and publications), Revolution Mother became a machine fueled by both its own extensive background and creative output. "We have a solid line-up and with everyone firing on all cylinders, I feel empowered to do my thing all the way," says Vallely.

Sharing an affinity for blues-based overdriven riffs, punishing hardcore rhythms, dynamic vocal deliveries and an uninhibited thirst for raw energy, Revolution Mother has already been compared to acts like AC/DC, Bl'ast, Motorhead and Black Flag.

Summer 2006 finds Revolution Mother on store shelves, as the band releases its recorded debut, Enjoy The Ride, a five-song EP released by Mike V. Incorporated and distributed by Revelation.

The five tracks of Enjoy The Ride feature a host of styles, tempos and directions, showcasing the many facets of Revolution Mother's direct-hitting approach. As for the lyrical direction, Vallely notes the prevailing theme is self-perseverance. "From the guy searching for a more meaningful existence in 'Goodbye,' to the unflinching 'stand strong' stance of the lyrics of 'Never Die,' these songs are about taking everything the world has to throw at you, taking your beatings, learning your lessons and getting up and getting on with it."

As for the EP's title, Vallely says that it holds a double meaning. "One as a personal mantra, enjoy the ride, the ride of life, and two, to all the naysayers and shit talkers, enjoy the ride boys, while it lasts, because what goes around comes around."

The quartet will be embarking on a national tour this summer in support of Enjoy The Ride, in an effort to ensure that the passion and aggression of its recorded material can be experienced first-hand. With a secure team, substantive material and an ethic shared with trailblazing acts of the past, Revolution Mother is poised to become an integral part in the historical continuum of Southern California punk rock.

"Revolution Mother has the talent, business savvy, previous hard work in other bands and each band member has a lot to offer," says Solis. "This band will write its own book, and to me, that is something to be proud of. I want to make history in a band that I believe in with people that I believe in."

Contact Revolution Mother
Official Website: www.mikevallely.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/revolutionmother

Created: June 17, 2006
Updated: July 7, 2006

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