Thursday, April 7, 2016
BLITZ "Second Empire Justice" LP
In 1983, arguably, the best Oi band became, arguably, the best Post-Punk band. When I first heard this, i signed it off as rubbish, like most people who like Blitz would've, i imagine. Years later, and the second time I heard it, I fell in love. Amazing, cold, goth-tinged Post-Punk that is a by product of the Thatcher years. The two stand out tracks, Flowers & Fire and Telecommunication, are absolutely perfect. Every song on here is gold, but those two, platinum!
Monday, April 4, 2016
SAW THROAT 'Indestroy' LP
Sore Throats alias, Saw Throat, and their one and only LP, the scathing indictment on capitalist society, industry and its materialistic hedonism, Indestroy. After Sore Throat did the 101 song classic, Disgrace to the Corpse of Sid, they 'threatened' to do an entire album with just one song, this is it, but truth be told, its really 5 or 6 songs, or 1 'movement' in 5 or 6 parts. This is the LP that first got Punks to take a hard look at our environment and the systematic rape of it and it is just as poignant today as it was in 1989. Indestroy is a juggernaut in sound, scope, vision, and in message. The most abrasive music these maniacs ever made. A bonafide classic! Top Shelf stuff!