Born in 1981 in Detroit, MI, Negative Approach were the undisputed champs of Midwestern hardcore in the early to mid-'80s. Led by John Brannon's hoarse wail, with OP Moore on drums and brothers Rob and Graham McCulloch playing guitar and bass respectively, the band concocted an extreme sound devoid of frills. This was first documented on their 10 Song 7" released on Touch and Go Records in 1982. The band then released the more metallic-sounding Tied Down in 1983. Having disbanded in 1985, Negative Approach reunited in 2006 for Touch and Go's 25th Anniversary and have been playing shows and touring ever since.