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A few cover songs and whatever…

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 @ 9:50am » permalink

I've been sorta kinda trying to write a few updates for at least a week now (some old stuff, and actually some new stuff too, believe it or not), but I've had a hell of a time motivating myself to just go ahead and fuckin' do it. Life has been pretty boring and fucking annoying lately and I'm just pissed off half the time, so I don't know when the hell I'll finally start easing back into actually posting real updates here and there. Hopefully soon, but who knows?

In the meantime, here are a couple of solid cover songs that were tacked onto the end of All Out War's "For Those Who Were Crucified". I never listened to these things much over the years because blank space and hidden songs are annoying, so I cut 'em out into their own tracks. What the hell is that last bit, anyway? Is that another cover song or just some random, grinding chaos or something? Anyone?

All Out War "Mad World" (C.O.C. cover)
All Out War "Life of My Own" (Cro-Mags cover)
All Out War "???" (What the hell is this?)

Mr. Spriggs

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2007 @ 9:37am » permalink

I neither eat meat nor live in Oklahoma… and this is making me rethink all of it.

Best… jingle… ever…

Is this album as bad as I remember…?

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 @ 2:08pm » permalink

I used to have this CD when I was a kid because I flipped out over this song all those years ago, but I thought the rest of the album sucked, so I eventually sold it. Shockingly enough the chorus to this fucker is still burned into my memory, even though I haven't heard the song in at least 10 years and can barely remember what the hell I ate for lunch yesterday. Weird. I dunno… should I revisit the album, or does someone have a solid quality mp3 of this track they can hook me up with?

Grip "Friction Burn Fatal" CD

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 @ 3:19pm » permalink

Grip - Friction Burn FatalSo, I'm not gonna say much because I'm still not particularly motivated at all, but then again, what's the point, right? The tunes are what really matters, so… here are a handful. Grip remains one of my favorite local bands ever, and this EP is jammed with awesome riffs and great songs from that niche of the 90's where metallic hardcore and weirdly melodic not-quite-"emo"-but-still-kinda-sorta-"emo" meshed rather nicely. The band had morphed into the equally awesome (and, sadly, equally short-lived) Dayspring by 1994, so this 1993 EP was their sole release. Great shit. Check out Band to Band for more intricate details of the members' other exploits. Enjoy…

1. "Deceased Feline"
2. "Diffidence"
3. "Overload"
4. "Being"

Reason #5,871,365 why iPods can be helpful…

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 @ 2:38pm » permalink

Cutting the extraneous crap out of unnecessarily long songs.

The almighty Godflesh's "Go Spread Your Wings" is a 24-minute track. It does not need to be. More than half of the song is fairly random, generally uninteresting, borderline go-nowhere noise bullshit. The rest is fucking awesome. Still, I haven't listened to this song in years since it appears last on a 78+ minute CD and takes way too damn long to get going. So I chopped that fucker down to the real meat: 11 minutes of masterful Godflesh perfection. Enjoy…

Godflesh "Go Spread Your Wings" (excerpt)

Is it just me…?

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 @ 10:17am » permalink

The Darkness really was one of the greatest bands ever. God damn…

I think… maybe… I might… I hope… kinda… that I'll get back to somewhat "regular" updates in a couple of weeks after I complete the seemingly unending chore of ripping all of my "truly necessary" CD's. It's just taking forever… yeah.