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Struggle

RIYL

Unbroken, Swing Kids, Kill Holiday, Rorschach, Some Girls, Smooth Man Automatic, Johnny Angel, Over My Dead Body, Drive Like Jehu, Torches to Rome

Influences

Assück, Dead Kennedys, Social Distortion, Fugazi, the Smiths, the Cramps, Fear, Angry Samoans, the Dickies, Christian Death, Born Against
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Struggle featured guitarist Eric Allen, from straight edge band Unbroken and later of Swing Kids with Three One G Records co-founder (and fellow Struggle member) Justin Pearson (later of the Locust, Mome Girls, Retox, etc). The band formed while members were still in high school.

Allen committed suicide in 1998, three years after the break up of Swing Kids, which also featured Jose Palafox from Struggle. The band reformed soon after his death for one show, as a benefit to his family. "Eric took his life, leaving a legacy of inspiring music behind," says Pearson. "He still lives on in me and obviously in his music. The music and records he was part of have retained an underground following and have influenced so many bands and artists over the years."

Eventually, Unbroken played a benefit show for Eric’s funeral costs and for a plaque in memory of Eric that was placed in San Diego, at the rose garden in Balboa Park. "For the show," says Pearson, "which also doubled as a proper modern funeral, we pressed a limited number of pink vinyl 7-inchers and hand numbered the ones that were sold at the show. There was eventually a couple last adjustments made to this release as we pressed a limited number of grey vinyl 7-inchers and a following black splatter vinyl pressing, letting Three One G’s first release go out of print."

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