Toxic Reasons-Live Berkeley Square 1981

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The long lost and never released before released Toxic Reasons Live 'Berkeley Square: December 1981 LP featuring five never before heard songs.

Toxic Reasons formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1979. The founding members were Bruce Stuckey (bass guitar & vocals), Joel Agne (guitar & vocals), Ed Pittman (lead vocals), and Mark Patterson (drums). In 1980, Joel Agne left the band and was replaced by Greg Stout on bass, and Bruce Stuckey switched to lead guitar. In 1981, Mark Patterson left the band and was replaced by James J. (J.J.) Pearson on drums. Rob Lucjak ("Snott") also joined on rhythm guitar.

They recorded their first LP, Independence, at Keystone Recording in Indianapolis, Indiana, then went on tour and moved to San Francisco, where their label Risky Records was located. David "Tufty" Clough joined the band on bass guitar.

Ed Pittman left the group following the release of Independence. During this time the band created a logo showing the U.S., Canadian, and British flags joined together. The symbol not only represented their tri-national roots (J.J. from Canada, Tufty and Rob from England, and Bruce from the U.S.), but also came to symbolize the diversity of their sound, which mixed fast U.S. hardcore with melodic Canadian guitar lines and British influences like reggae-punk plus more mid-tempo anthems.

They have made over 40 recordings to date, including eight full-length albums.