Detroit 442
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Detroit 442

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Punk

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May
24
Detroit 442 @ PJ's Lager House

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Sep
08
Detroit 442 @ The Comet Bar

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Aug
07
Detroit 442 @ The Comet Bar

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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'Boredom City' is quite possibly the most Detroit album I've ever heard. What I mean, of course, is that this album, fifteen songs of 'Boredom City Punx', is unequivocally produced, crafted and marketed in Detroit. It spits of working class boredom and lower class frustration. While note traditionally fast, pummeling hardcore like a good amount of Detroit bands, this album is, without a doubt, punk rock from Detroit with a serious fucking groove.

Every song on this album is a well-crafted piece of punk. Many songs have very quotable lyrics, and I believe this is the work of singer Lacy one of the biggest mainstays in Detroit punk rock (he was around during the Negative Approach era with Son of Sam, during the Cold As Life/second wave of Detroit punk with the Hillside Stranglers, and now with Detroit 442). The sound is dubbed 'Boredom City Punx', and it is a bit more unique, with Lacy cranking out some of his best work as a singer, sounding like a deranged Wattie Buchan. Scott #1 (there are two) defined the sound with his riffs and his different guitar sound. Scott #2 puts the rhythm section, together with Bean, into a pulse-pounding, stop-and-go team that allows the guitar and vocals to have a background with which to deliver the good word of Boredom City Punx to any and all listeners. My personal three favorite tracks are Fabric of Society, Worries and Detroit Noise, but every track is worth the price of the album.

This is one of the better albums I've heard lately. Buy this album. Now. It's well worth the minor investment. - Criminal Behavior Fanzine


'Boredom City' is quite possibly the most Detroit album I've ever heard. What I mean, of course, is that this album, fifteen songs of 'Boredom City Punx', is unequivocally produced, crafted and marketed in Detroit. It spits of working class boredom and lower class frustration. While note traditionally fast, pummeling hardcore like a good amount of Detroit bands, this album is, without a doubt, punk rock from Detroit with a serious fucking groove.

Every song on this album is a well-crafted piece of punk. Many songs have very quotable lyrics, and I believe this is the work of singer Lacy one of the biggest mainstays in Detroit punk rock (he was around during the Negative Approach era with Son of Sam, during the Cold As Life/second wave of Detroit punk with the Hillside Stranglers, and now with Detroit 442). The sound is dubbed 'Boredom City Punx', and it is a bit more unique, with Lacy cranking out some of his best work as a singer, sounding like a deranged Wattie Buchan. Scott #1 (there are two) defined the sound with his riffs and his different guitar sound. Scott #2 puts the rhythm section, together with Bean, into a pulse-pounding, stop-and-go team that allows the guitar and vocals to have a background with which to deliver the good word of Boredom City Punx to any and all listeners. My personal three favorite tracks are Fabric of Society, Worries and Detroit Noise, but every track is worth the price of the album.

This is one of the better albums I've heard lately. Buy this album. Now. It's well worth the minor investment. - Criminal Behavior Fanzine


US / Euro split featuring Detroit punks DETROIT 442 and Germany’s FUNERAL MARCH. More of that wild and unpredictably fucked-up Detroit Noise from DEROIT 442 - think early BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with THE WEIRDOS…yeah, great! There aren’t many bands like DETROIT 442 out there…so many bands are too afraid to stray way from a certain set of rules but these guys ain’t got no rules! Dortmund’s FUNERL MARCH play ADOLESCENTS-influenced hardcore punk rock but with a modern edge and I’m digging it big time. I was already a fan of both bands and although sonically different this split works really well and it’s great that this record will help expose each band in the US and Europe. - No front teeth


US / Euro split featuring Detroit punks DETROIT 442 and Germany’s FUNERAL MARCH. More of that wild and unpredictably fucked-up Detroit Noise from DEROIT 442 - think early BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with THE WEIRDOS…yeah, great! There aren’t many bands like DETROIT 442 out there…so many bands are too afraid to stray way from a certain set of rules but these guys ain’t got no rules! Dortmund’s FUNERL MARCH play ADOLESCENTS-influenced hardcore punk rock but with a modern edge and I’m digging it big time. I was already a fan of both bands and although sonically different this split works really well and it’s great that this record will help expose each band in the US and Europe. - No front teeth


Discography

Detroit 442/Public Sex split 7"
Detroit 442/ Funeral March split 7"
Boredom City LP/CD

 Kill All The Pigs LP

all available @ itunes,amazon.com and Interpunk.com
you can also hear our music on internet jukeboxes in bars all over the country

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Detroit 442 was formed in march 2006 after the initial art collective of Detroit 44 fell apart in the summer of 2005, the 44 represents the .44 caliber snub nosed revolver used by the Son of Sam killer, Son of Sam was the name of the band the singer Lacy was in. 44 2 is the second and new collective . The first incarnation of Detroit 442 recorded a CD, toured Europe twice and broke up after the guitarist ran off with the band money to pay for his drug and strippers addiction. Got back together in 2009 with Scott and Scott from the Beer Whores and Bean from the second line up and broke up again after recording the "another night in Detroit " 7". The singer then moved to Billig Blasen, Germany," because it was a real friendly place", but like most place after a while it began to suck and it was time to get back to Detroit for more damage. The group reformed again a few days ago with a line up of from 4 to 8 people on stage depending on the performance, current member include former Hillside Stranglers member ,Guantanamo Jay on bass and Phil from the Ratfinks on drums, Mick Jones on guitar(not to be confused with the former Clash guitarist) , Dan Meder on some vocals, Scott C on guitar, Lacy 442 on most vocals and theremin ,Guy Fink on bass ,moving Jay to guitar when he's in town, so catch them while you can.
Detroit 442 , an old Blondie song, a car engine, a football (soccer) formation, number of fires during the Detroit 1967 riot. Their sound is described by many as a cross between The Dead Boys, Hugo Ball, The Damned, Maneki Neko, and an amp turned up all the way. Punk, punk, and more punk.
Currently the group is making a soundtrack to newly made videos in the style of Vienna action group films in honor of the late Otto Muehl that are being filmed in Detroit this summer, we hope for a release later this year before the group's tour of Europe early 2014.

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