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Uniform Choice

1982 Orange Peel Sessions 7" - trans blue

Uniform Choice was started by guitarist Myke Bates, bassist Hanson Meyer and drummer Eric Hanna in the Spring of 1982 in Newport Beach, California. Bates had been playing with a couple of bands previously in Palm Springs including Target 13, Funeral Information and Subservice and had played early punk shows with SIN 34 and Black Flag. He is also credited for writing the song “Rodney On The ROQ” for KROQ-FM DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, which was performed by Target 13 and appeared on the compilation album Rodney On The ROQ, Vol 2 under the independent record label Posh Boy Records.
 
Bates left his skateboard shop, Bates Skates, behind in Palm Springs and moved to Newport Beach in early 1981. He looked to start a new band in Orange County and found Meyer and Hanna who were playing with guitarist Dave Marriott and singer Scott Brandon in a local punk band called Moral Sin. Bates had originally joined the line-up of Moral Sin as a second guitarist but soon after, Scott Brandon left the group leaving it without a singer. Bates then moved into the dual role of guitarist/singer and suggested the group change its name to Uniform Choice with the explanation that it represented our right to do whatever we wanted to do.
 
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