No Trend "Teen Love" 7"
Side A: Mass Sterilization Caused By Venereal Disease, Cancer
Side B: Teen Love
Only a handful of bands have been abhorred more than No Trend were during their brief tenure on the D.C. hardcore circuit. Founded to bewilder and antagonize the harDCore scene,(which the band felt was guilty of the same conformity that punk intended to rebel against) No Trend crafted an abrasive, dirge-industrial sound impossible to “slam dance” to. Their first self-released single “Teen Love” is a prime document of the band at their most cantankerous, with tracks like
“Cancer” and “Mass Sterilization Caused By Venereal Disease”. The B-side title track, No Trend’s biggest hit if there ever was one, tells a bizarre pop tale of a budding teenage romance which violently and abruptly ends in a fiery car crash (“he was decapitated in an explosion of flame and glass fragments”). Few bands had a sense of humor as dark as No Trend’s -- but they're not laughing with you, they’re laughing at you.