Negative Approach

Negative Approach

Negative Approach is a hardcore punk band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1981 by vocalist John Brannon and guitarist Rob McCulloch. Bassist Graham McCulloch and drummer Op Moore replaced the short-lived original rhythm section and this line-up remains, for many, the definitive Negative Approach line-up. The band was noted for their furious musical approach, combining hardcore punk and oi styles, unique for its time, and Brannon's angry lyrics and vocals. The band released one EP and one LP (both on the Touch And Go label) during their lifetime. The classic Negative Approach line-up split in 1983 around the release of LP. Brannon attempted to tour with a new line-up but the group split after a short time on the road.

In 2006, it was announced that the band would be reuniting for an appearance at Touch And Go's 25th Anniversary celebration in Chicago. However, the reunion was controversial since only Brannon and Moore would represent the original line-up, with Brannon explaining that the McCulloch brothers were too out of practice to be able to perform at the show. The McCullochs denied this and maintained that the appearance should not be billed as a Negative Approach reunion. Ron Sakowski (bass) and Harold Richardson (guitar) completed the new line-up. They have continued to perform and tour in the years since the Touch And Go show.
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Negative Approach Discography Tracks


Negative Approach Tied Down (Album) Touch And Go, Touch And Go US 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Negative Approach Negative Approach (EP) Touch And Go US 1982 Sell This Version
Negative Approach Friends Of No One (EP) Taang! Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Melvins / Negative Approach / Die Kreuzen / Necros (2) Melvins / Negative Approach / Die Kreuzen / Necros (2) - Sugar Daddy Live Split Series Amphetamine Reptile Records US 2012 Sell This Version


T&GLP#3C Negative Approach Tied Down(Cass, Comp, RE) Touch And Go T&GLP#3C US 1990 Sell This Version
Negative Approach Total Recall (Comp) Touch And Go US 1992 Sell This Version
Negative Approach Ready To Fight (Comp) Reptilian Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Negative Approach Nothing Will Stand In Our Way (Comp) Taang! Records US 2011 Sell This Version


NA-1 Negative Approach Fair Warning Vol. 1(DVD, NTSC) Motor City Rock 'N' Roll Video NA-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
NA-2 Negative Approach Fair Warning Vol 2 More Shows 82-83(DVD-V, NTSC) MCRNR Video NA-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
NA-3 Negative Approach Can't Tell No One(DVD-V, NTSC) MCRNR Video NA-3 US 2008 Sell This Version


none Negative Approach Live At WFMU On Brian Turner's Show On 5/27/2008(16xFile, MP3, 256) WFMU none 2008