Editors’ Notes Other than the fact that world skateboarding champion Steve Caballero played guitar and shared bass duties with Ray Stevens II (a member of Los Olvidados and Drunk Injuns), the Faction are noted for their cult hit, “Skate And Destroy,” a punch-throwing anthem inspired from an article by the same title printed in the December 1982 issue of Thrasher magazine, written by C.R. Stecyk (the Venice, California artist and subcultural archivist who documented the revolutionary Zephyr skateboard team also known as DogTown’s Z-Boys). This collection isn’t sequenced chronologically, but it spans three years of the Faction’s recordings, opening with “Tongue Like a Battering Ram,” a riff-heavy assault on a gossipy gal. Gavin O’Brien’s vocals contrast a lazy California drawl with rapid-fire inflections, especially on the hilarious “Fast Food Diet” and “Skate Harassment,” a call to arms against anyone who discriminates against skateboarders. This compilation is mostly thorough, but fan favorites like “A.U.K.” and “Running Amok” are strangely absent.

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Tongue Like a Battering Ram
1
3:08
 
Friends and Enemies
2
2:13
 
The Kids Are the Future
3
2:55
 
Dark Room
4
3:53
 
Being Watched
5
2:30
 
Corpes In Disguise
6
2:39
 
Let's Go Get Cokes
7
3:16
 
Why Save the Whales
8
2:24
 
Yesterday Is Gone
9
1:58
 
100 Years War
10
3:15
 
I Decide for Me
11
3:16
 
Fast Food Diet
12
1:01
 
California Dreamin'
13
2:17
 
Lost In Space
14
2:07
 
Room 101
15
1:28
 
Skate & Destroy
16
1:54
 
Deathless
17
3:37
 
Boredom Awaits
18
2:35
 
Your Generation
19
2:54
 
Not Mine
20
2:46
 
Bullets Are Faster Than Words
21
2:17
 
Since I Was a Kid
22
1:36
 
Pegged for Life
23
1:39
 
Skate Harassment
24
2:02
 
Spineless Majority
25
1:49
 
Beyond the Mirror
26
2:25
 
Demons
27
1:44
 
Tenebrae
28
2:48
 

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