|Origin||North Hollywood, California|
|Labels||Deep Six, Noise Patch, Slap-A-Ham, Snare Dance|
|Associated acts||Man Is The Bastard, Cave State, Low Threat Profile, Dead Language, Controlling Hand, F.C.D.N. Tormentor,|
|Past members||Brent Jones |
Along with other powerviolence bands such as Crossed Out, Capitalist Casualties and Man Is The Bastard, No Comment were influential in what was known to become the "West Coast powerviolence" scene for their aggressive musical and conceptual take on the hardcore punk genre. The band's vocalist, Andrew Beattie, confessed to liking both the metal and hardcore genres while hating the direction crossover bands such as D.R.I. and Discharge took, which combined the two styles. Beattie stated his band "just wanted to show that 'Hardcore' was still alive yet there was no real 'scene in the late 80s'."
No Comment disbanded in 1993 and Beattie went on to pursue other music projects such as Man is the Bastard, Low Threat Profile, (with members of Infest) and Dead Language (with members of Iron Lung and Walls). However some unreleased studio and live recordings were released after this time.
Legacy and influence
Powerviolence, according to Spazz bassist/vocalist, Chris Dodge, (who was behind the scene's main label Slap-a-Ham Records) peaked in the mid-1990s, around the time No Comment released their celebrated EP Downsided on Slap-a-Ham. XLR8R described Downsided as "a definitive document of powerviolence’s beyond-tantrum aggression". Music metadata database Rate Your Music ranked Downsided No. 7/1000 favorite EPs released in 1992, and No. 255/5000 favorite EPs of all time at a rating of 3.74/5 from 207 ratings.
- Common Senseless 7" (1989, Snare Dance)
- Downsided 7" (1992, Slap-A-Ham)
- No Comment 7" (1994, Noise Patch)
- 87-93 LP/CD (1999, Deep Six)
- Live On KXLU 1992 7" (2013, Deep Six)
- No Comment Rate Your Music. Retrieved: November 25, 2009.
- What Is It? Powerviolence Archived 2008-09-26 at the Wayback Machine XLR8R, March 20, 2008. Retrieved: November 25, 2009.
- Beattie Discogs. Retrieved: November 25, 2009.
- No Comment Discogs. Retrieved: November 25, 2009.
- Downsided Rate Your Music. Retrieved: November 25, 2009.