Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I was listening to the mighty ELDOPA the other day, and I was struck by how much the song "Decomposing" reminds me of some of the slower to mid-paced tracks on Die Kreuzen's first LP. Songs like "Rumors", "All White" and "Sick People". Don't know exactly what it is, maybe just the singing.
Just how influential have these Wisconsin hardcore legends been? Have they? They fucking well should have, because their 1984 self titled is one of the most original and flat-out testicle shredding LP's of the '80s. When it came out, my bros and I would listen to it with furrowed brows, heads shaking solemnly, and the general consensus was that none of us had heard anything like it. That this was something special. 25 years later, and not one micron of it's barely-controlled-chaos intensity has been diminished. Songs like "Enemies", "Pain" and "Not Anymore" still give me sweaty palms and make me want to throw myself around the room breaking your furniture into matchsticks.
I know I'm probably preaching to the converted here, but if there's anyone who hasn't heard this slab of white-hot Milwaukee adrenaline, here it is. Doesn't matter of you're into metal, punk or whatever, you'll probably like this. I think I've heard that Corey Rusk doesn't take too kindly to file sharing, so this download link may be a bit touch and go... thank you, you've been great.