This long-lived American hardcore punk outfit was formed in 1980 in Reno, Nevada, USA. The classic early period 7 Seconds line-up comprised Kevin Seconds (Kevin Marvelli; guitar, vocals), Steve Youth (b. Steve Marvelli; bass) and Bix Bigler (drums). Other early members of the band included both Tom Borhino, also of the Cowskulls and Section 8, and Troy Mowat. The latter would return to the line-up in the mid-80s to become their regular drummer, while Bobby Adams was frequently employed as a second guitarist.
7 Seconds recording career began in 1981 with two cassettes (Socially Fucked Up and 3 Chord Politics) on their own Vicious Scam label, eventually making their vinyl debut with an EP, Skins, Brains And Guts. Kevin Seconds, who only took over vocals after the initial cassettes, was also responsible for the writing and distribution of local fanzine S.K.I.T.C.H. The bands debut EP was one of the first releases on Alternative...