Unrest Archive

Unrest – Cherry Cream On (Live)

Part 5 of 5 in the Teen Beat 26 Anniversary Showcase: The dramatic conclusion to Teen Beat Week here at TSOI!!

The flagship band of Teen Beat records, Unrest was the headliner to each of the six 26th Anniversary shows. Unrest’s first cassette came out in 1985 (!?!) but hit their stride in the early ’90s and whose sound can be heard in the indie-verse everywhere. I read somewhere that Unrest’s Imperial f.f.r.r (1992) provided a nice guitar/drum razor precision counter-point to the ramshackle guitar/musicianship of early ’90s slop guitar ala Pavement.

These days you can hear little aspiring Mark Robinson’s wrecking their pick-hands trying to out jangle the pro. Good luck with that.

Well I hope you liked Teen Beat Week as much as we did.

Download: Unrest – Cherry Cream On (Live)

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The Monday Set: Unrest – Minneapolis – 1/10/92

Uptown Bar & Grill
Minneapolis, MN

Here’s a fantastic quality Unrest recording which included a roughed out instrumental of the yet-to-be-released Isabel. The recording is apparently soundboard sourced and one of the best live non-Peel Sessionn live Unrest recordings I’ve come across.

1. Imperial
2. Suki
3. Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl
4. UFO
5. Wednesday And Proud
6. I Do Believe You Are Blushing
7. Six Layer Cake (Instrumental)
8. Hydroplane
9. Bavarian Mods
10. Cherry Cherry

Sample: [audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20090727/Unrest-YesSheIsMySkinheadGirl.mp3|titles=Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl (Live)|artists=Unrest]

Download: Unrest – Minneapolis – 1/10/92 – 289 MB


Unrest – Make Out Club (Live Video)

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Unrest – Make Out Club
Rhino Records
Claremont, CA

I never had the chance to see Unrest live, but fortunately I’ve come to find out that there’s a lot of live footage of them circulating around out there. This is a really good clip that I just got of them playing acoustically at a record store just outside of Los Angeles.

Download: Unrest – Make Out Club (Live Video)


The Monday Set: Unrest – Extremism . . . comp Songs – 1985

Extremism . . . comp Songs

I’m not sure if this was “officially” released as a cassette on Teen Beat, but I believe this is the unreleased 1986 demo. It was on a cassette with a few other demos from other bands that I got years ago. No idea on a track list, but I did recognize this Minor Threat cover. (If anyone has any more info about this, I will update this post.)

Update: Thanks to Endwar for the info on these tracks.

Set List:
1. Time (Moran) (3:09)
2. Happy Song (Robinson) (2:37)
3. Laughter (Robinson) (3:55)
4. Lady Chatterly (Unrest) (1:32)
5. Picnic At Hanging Rock (1:31)
6. Straight Edge (M. Threat) (0:38)

[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080114/Unrest-StraightEdge.mp3|titles=Straight Edge (Live)|artists=Unrest]

Download: The Monday Set: Unrest – Extremism . . . comp Songs – 1985 – 78 MB


Unrest – West Coast Love Affair (Live Video)

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Unrest – West Coast Love Affair
Kennel Club
San Francisco, CA

Hands down, this is my favorite Unrest track. It’s a serious shame I never got to see them play it live.

Download: Unrest – West Coast Love Affair (Live Video)


Unrest – So Sick (Live Video)

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Unrest – So Sick
Go! Records
Arlington, VA

This is a really great video of Unrest doing an acoustic set at Go! Records. I believe they were promoting “Perfect Teeth” at the time.

Download: Unrest – So Sick (Live Video)