Rights Of The Accused

Rights Of The Accused

Rights of the Accused started out as teenage hardcore punk band with a humorous lyrical bend. The band was formed in 1982 in Chicago, IL, by Mike O'Connell (vocals), Anthony Illarde (drums), and Jay Yuenger (guitar). After a few different bassists moved in and out of the group, Steve Stepe joined in time to appear on the band's first 7", "Innocence", which was released on a label run by Steve and his brothers. Steve left the band in 1984 when he moved away from Chicago and was replaced by Tom Faulkener, who had previously sung for Negative Element (a band which featured Steve's brothers Barry and Chopper). In 1985, former Political Justice? guitarist Wes Kidd was added to the group. The band's first full-length, "Dillinger's Alley" was released in 1987. The record, which was produced by Big Black's Dave Riley, showed the band moving in a more hard rock/heavy metal direction. Jay Yuenger left the band shortly afterwards and former roadies Brian St. Clair and Herb Rosen replaced Illarde and Faulkner, respectively. The group's 2nd and final LP was released in 1991. They disbanded shortly afterwards.
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Rights Of The Accused Discography Tracks


NT893 Rights Of The Accused Dillinger's Alley(LP, Album) National Trust Records NT893 US 1987 Sell This Version
Rights Of The Accused Kick-Happy, Thrill-Hungry, Reckless, & Willing ! (Album) Noise International US 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rights Of The Accused Innocence (EP) Little Farmer Music US 1984 Sell This Version
BMI 034 Rights Of The Accused People You Fear (7", Pic) Big Money Inc. BMI 034 US 1989 Sell This Version
MEL 0001 ROTA* Do You Love Me?(12", Smplr, S/Edition) Medusic Records MEL 0001 US 1990 Sell This Version
4880-1-UDJ Rights Of The Accused New Rose(12", pro) Noise International 4880-1-UDJ US 1991 Sell This Version
Flexi # 20, Issue # 21 Soundgarden / Rights Of The Accused Soundgarden / Rights Of The Accused - She's A Politician / Christmas With The Devil(Flexi, 6", Single, Squ) Reflex Magazine, Reflex Magazine Flexi # 20, Issue # 21 US 1991 Sell This Version


4881-2-UDJ Rights Of The Accused Give It All You Got!(CD, Promo) Noise International 4881-2-UDJ US 1990 Sell This Version


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July 10, 2016
does anyone here have any of their demos? really interested in them

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