1984 was a time of redefinition within the punk scene in Washington, DC and RITES OF SPRING more than led the charge. Rites of Spring not only challenged the macho posturing that had become so prevalent, but more importantly they defied musical and stylistic rule. The people that followed the band made it a point to try to never miss a gig, as ROS seemed to approach every show as if it was their last. The results could be explosive, often resulting in the destruction of their equipment, and this may well be one reason that they ended up playing only about 15 shows. It was the boldness of this band that really contributed to the swell of energy, often referred to as „Revolution Summer,” that swept over the DC scene in 1985. In their brief existence Rites of Spring released one full-length, End on End, and a 7-inch, All Through A Life, both on Dischord Records. The End on End album has remained in print on vinyl and CD over the years, but the All Through A Life 7-inch fell out of print years ago.