China White (7)

American hardcore punk band from Huntington Beach, California founded in the fall of 1979 by the guitarist Frank Ruffino, with Scott Sisunik on vocals, Marc Martin on second guitarist, James Rodriguez on bass and Richard "Skitchblade" Katchadoorian (later with Shattered Faith) on drums, replaced shortly after by Vince Mesa. Martin switched to lead vocals after Sisunik quit the band to went on to form Social Task in late 1979; in 1980 Mesa was replaced by Frank Ruffino's elder brother, Joey.
With this line-up, in 1981 China White released their first EP, 'Danger Zone' on Frontier Records.
In 1984 Marc, James and Joey quit the band, replaced by Scott Sisunik (back on vocals), Corey Stretz (bass) and Spanky (drums).
The band disbanded in 1985, after a show at the Olympic Auditorium.

In 1993 Frank Ruffino reformed the band, with Corey Stretz (bass), Jeff Porter (vocals) and James Lugo (drums); this line-up disbanded in 1995 a few months after the release of the album 'Addiction'.

In 2002, the Ruffino brothers, Marc Martin, James Rodriguez reappeared for a reunion tour.

Frank Ruffino died on June 4, 2013.



AG 071-1 China White (7) - Addiction album art China White (7) Addiction (Album) Lethal Records (8) AG 071-1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none China White (7) - Live Cheap CD album art China White (7) Live Cheap CD(CD, Ltd) Malt Soda Recordings none US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FLP 1005 China White (7) - Danger Zone album art China White (7) Danger Zone (EP, Album) Frontier Records FLP 1005 US 1981 Sell This Version


31005-2 China White (7) - Dangerzone album art China White (7) / Flyboys China White (7) / Flyboys - Dangerzone(CD, Comp) Frontier Records 31005-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
MSR 14 China White (7) - Addiction Vol. 2 album art China White (7) Addiction Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Malt Soda Recordings MSR 14 US 2006 Sell This Version