Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Soe Throat were an essential component of the whole mid-to-late-80's UK grindcore/noisecore thing, contemporaries of both Napalm Death and Discharge but quite a bit meaner and nastier than either. They took great joy in slagging other "underground" bands of the time, as evidenced by song titles like "D.R.I. (Dead Rich Individuals)", "M.D.C. (More Damn Capitalists)", and "Billy Milano's Head". They talked shit on the crossover movement ("The Crossover (Is Over)", "Invasion of The Amerikaan HC Clones"). They railed about the government ("Fuck The Poll Tax", "Our Leaders' Horrendous Policies"). They went off on sXe kids ("Straight Head (Narrow Mind)", "Straights"). They were also very fond of the word "horrendous" (seven songs on the album have this word in their title, my favorite being "War Is Horrendous"). All in all, Sore Throat just weren't very nice guys.
Unhindered By Talent contains a total of 52 songs, running from 3 seconds to 2 1/2 minutes. They are loud, fast, angry, and stupid. Not much more to say.
Extra points for the pre-ironic red mullet (below).