Negative Approach

Negative Approach

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Hometown: Detroit, MI (USA)


Negative Approach (commonly called ??NA?) were one of the first hardcore punk bands. They are considered one of the pioneers of this genre, along with bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains and Black Flag.

Formed in August 1981 in Detroit, Michigan by Brannon, supposedly after seeing a Black Flag/Necros show, and influenced by Detroit proto–punk icons The Stooges, British punk rock (especially Discharge) and Oi! music (Blitz, 4–Skins, et. al.),

The band fell apart in 1983 during their tour in support of Tied Down, playing their last show in Memphis. John Brannon went on to front the proto–alternative band Laughing Hyenas (with ex–Necros Todd Swalla and Ron Sakowski), and currently sings for Easy Action.


Sick of it All/Negative Approach/Dead Tired Live in Toronto

Sick of it All/Negative Approach/Dead Tired

Live in Toronto (2014)

live show

Negative Approach Friends of No One

Negative Approach

Friends of No One (2010)


Negative Approach Total Recall

Negative Approach

Total Recall (1992)

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