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    No Trend


    From 1982-1988, Ashton, Maryland’s No Trend created some uniquely anti-establishment music. Jeff Mentges, one of the band’s founders, seemingly despised the clique that hardcore had become. Jack Anderson (bass) admits that they, “did not play hardcore music, but [they] did play hardcore shows. We also taunted punk rockers, who were essentially conformists within their own scene.” (NY Press, Mamone, Vol.15, Iss.2). The band also had a virtual revolving door line-up, which throughout their six years included: Eric Leifert, Brian Nelson (saxophone), Dean Evangelista (guitar), Buck Parr (guitar), James Peachey (drums), and Frank Price (guitar). Sadly, Frank Price passed away in 1989. One of the original members, he was an integral part of the philosophy that was No Trend. The band incorporated elements of metal, lounge, and country into a sound (or perhaps cacophony) that was unmistakably their own.