Benedict Arnold and the Traitors- Kill The Hostages 7". Benedict Arnold and the Traitors were a unique band that blended political and social issues into punk as they saw it. They released the highly offensive "Kill The Hostages" single at the heighth of the hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran and caught a lot of negative press for it. They existed on what they saw as the fringe of the scenster punk scene and tried their best to annoy and offend everyone. The band started in 1980 and lasted until 1983 when they changed their name to Antinomians. During their brief run, they managed to release two 7"’s and this is a reissue of the first single. It’s limited to 500 copies and includes liner notes and some cool early photos of the band.