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Charles Bronson was a prolificpowerviolence band from DeKalb, Illinois, existing from 1994 to 1997. Although they were often associated with the straight edge scene, only half of the members actually abstained from drug and alcohol use.
Charles Bronson borrowed from the early powerviolence of Infest, who blended youth crew hardcore with the velocity and dissonance of thrashcore. Songs were very brief, and sometimes punctuated by samples taken from various media (including Charles Bronson films). Lyrically, the group tended towards satirical commentary on the hardcore punk scene. The group has been described as a "fast, screaming mess of tall, skinny guys with a lot to say (which you would only know if you read the liner notes)". The group was sometimes criticized for its conceptual take on hardcore and art school tendencies, maintaining a long-standing feud with Felix Havoc of Code 13.
All That and a Bag o Dicks (1995) - Disgruntled Records
Double Dose of Dicks - Disgruntled Records
Speed Freaks (1995) - Knot Music
Vida Life (1996) - Lengua Armada
No Royalties (1996) - Bad People Records
Cry Now, Cry Later Vol. 4 (1996) - Pessimiser/Theologian
Another Probe 7" with a Girl on the Cover (1996) - Probe
El Guapo (1996) - Same Day Records
Possessed to Skate (1996) - 625 and Pessimiser Records
Deadly Encounters (1997) - Agitate 96 and Kill Music Records
Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! A Music War (1997) - Slap A Ham Records
Reality 3 (1997) - Deep Six Records
Tomorrow will be Worse (1997) - Sound Pollution Records
Mandatory Marathon (1997) - Amendment Records
Hurt Your Feelings (2001) - Six Weeks Records
Chicago's on Fire Again (2001) - Lengua Armada
Skeletal Festival (2003) - self-released
^ ab"Middle America brought Illinois' Charles Bronson, a band that took a page both from Infest's youthcrew/grind combo and Spazz's unabashed sense of humor on their many EP, 7", and comp. appearances". "Powerviolence: The Dysfunctional Family of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrgghhh!!". Terrorizer no. 172. July 2008. p. 36-37.
^Josh Hooten, "Live Fast Die Young: Hilarity, Sincerity, Obscurity", Portland Mercury, January 3, 2002.  Access date: August 15, 2008.
^ abFelix von Havoc, Maximum Rock'n'Roll No. 219  Access date: June 19, 2008
^Steve Lowenthal, "The Not-So-New Face of Punk", Spin web exclusive, December 13, 2004.  Access date: August 15, 2008.
^Zach Baron, Pitchfork Media, Some Girls review, March 15, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved .CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Access date: August 8, 2008.
^Brandon Stosuy, "Show No Mercy", Pitchforkmedia, October 11, 2006. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved .CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Access date: August 15, 2008.
^Jan, Interview with Mike Sutfin, Enough fanzine, March 24, 2003.  Access date: August 15, 2008.