Thursday, January 14, 2010

Uniform Choice - Region of Ice 7"

I know I could probably get kicked out of the club for saying this, but when it comes right down to it, I probably pull this single out to listen to more than any other Uniform Choice record - including "Screaming For Change".

The song Region of Ice comes from the (kind of) controversial second album "Staring Into The Sun" put out on Giant Records, the same label that put out some cool albums by Verbal Assault, Government Issue and the Dag Nasty - "Field Day" record.
I just think it is a great song. Unbelievably catchy and I would consider it a "hit", no matter who recorded it. Just awesome!

The single also contains "I Am...You Are" one of the faster, more hardcore songs on the album and "Indian Eyes", the lead track from Staring.

Just like the Unity - Blood Days album, I love this era of Pat Dubar/Pat Longrie music. The California reverb heavy sound, the "growth" in their look and the rock star style. I'd be lying if I didn't say I had the same leather jacket/side part long hair look as Longrie in 1990!

Maybe it's just a nostalgic phase I am going through as I get older, but man I am waxing poetically about my early 20's.

It's just another...lost edge in the region of ice.


  1. I just put this 7" to start my friday and yeah, still loving it like the very 1st time i spinned this record.

    Btw, do you have the "Staring into the sun" in your collection? I'd love to see an entry about that record.

  2. this 7" and "staring..." album kill all previous UC releases