The Brat - Pledge of Allegiance



The Brat was a Chicano punk rock ensemble originating from the barrios of the East Los Angeles, California. Its three core members consisted of lead singer Teresa Covarrubias, lead guitarist Rudy Medina, and alternate lead & rhythm guitar player Sid Medina.

From their conception in 1979 to their eventual break-up in 1985, The Brat contributed to the customization and inter-meshing of multiple musical and cultural models that culminated in a distinct East Los Angeles, Chicano punk sound. Hard-working and politically-conscious, The Brat nurtured a DIY punk scene, which in East L.A. was defined by unofficial venues and backyard shows because the wealthier West L.A. club owners controlled the popular Westside market. By the time the famous Club Vex was founded in 1980 by Los Illegals frontman Willie Herron, who desired an official venue to host East L.A.'s numerous underrated bands, who were mostly Chicano, The Brat had become one of the best known acts in the area.

In late 1980 The Brat was signed as the flagship band to Fatima Records, an upstart new label launched by another local punk group, The Plugz. This collaboration resulted in The Brat's only recorded album, the EP Attitudes, a five-song collection of some of their popular originals featuring Covarrubias' aggressive, yet melodic, punk vocals critiquing social inequality and Rudy Medina (aka "Rudy Brat") and his urgent guitar hooks played over a reggae pop-punk beat. The Brat never found breakthrough success and remained an underground East L.A. Chicano act until breaking up in the late '80s. This cassingle features three tracks; one new song, one old, and one remix.

Limited to 150 tapes.