Band history compiled by Johnny, discography by Jon K. and Johnny
Direct Action from Toronto, Ontario, started in the early 80s. Vocalist Tim and bassist Dave from the St. Catherines band the Unknowns joined up with Xig on guitar and Mike on drums. Their 1984 demo tape captures the band at their earlier, faster period. One of the songs appeared on the Canadian compilation LP Primative Air-Raid. After the demo, Xig left and was replaced by Buzz from the Toronto band A.P.B. In 1985, Direct Action recorded and released their Trapped In A World LP. By this time, they had slowed down a little for a more heavy, polished sound.
German label Bitzcore reissued a collection of songs from the demo and the LP in 1989. Bassist Dave played in Son of Bronto and currently plays for the Class Assassins. Sadly, Tim died in late 1999/early 2000.
DIRECT ACTION tape (1984)
TRAPPED IN A WORLD LP (Irate Faction, 1985)
PRIMATIVE AIR-RAID LP (Psyche Industry, 1984) "Hate Generation"
THERE'S A METHOD TO OUR MADNESS LP (Phantom, 1986) "Damn-Age"
EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF TOTAL CONTROL tape (BCT, 1986)
Lyrics to Trapped In A World
Interview from Suburban Voice #17
An interview from the first show of their 1985 tour of the States. Much thanks to Bruce for scanning and sending it!
The Class Assassins Website
Dave's current band, with ex-members of other 80's bands (Problem Children, Chronic Submission, Hockey Teeth, Bitter Grin, etc.)