Starting back in 1979 the Hates hit the Houston scene with apparently no plan inturning back. This time period, compared to today, held little of what could beconsidered a punk rock scene. The U.S. was scattered with bits of what wouldeventually come together as a facet of the now globally known phrase Americanpunk. Down on the South coast a young band inspired by the uprising sounds ofBritish punk gathered their music playing abilities and against the grain idealsto form THE HATES. Original members have dispersed throughout the years leavingoriginal member Christian Arnheiter on lead guitar and vocals, Dave Deviant onbass and Joel Mora on drums. THE HATESâ€™ lyrics mainly indulge themselves in theproblems facing our society today. Musically they pump the traditional earlypunk sound and rockabilly tendencies through the P.A.s into the ears of loyalfans.