Saturday, February 22, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
For me, this is a quintessential anarcho-punk record, with the songs varying in style from early Crass records sounding tracks (Dirt, Flux of Pink Indians), to later, more pop and post-punk influenced numbers (a la Internal Autonomy or Indian Dream). Accompanying the record is a 28 page lyric booklet, as to be expected in this genre. There's quite a mix of styles and the songs often bleed into one another making for both sharp breaks in the music as well as gradual transitions... all of which make splicing the tracks for this one a bit challenging. On the whole, "Daydreams..." has a distinctly early-Chumbawamba feel and sound and should be a must hear for fans of the first few Chumba records.
Karma Sutra - The Daydreams of a Production Line Worker
Thursday, February 13, 2014
To ease back into the blog, I decided to begin the new run of posts with this gem of a 7" from South Carolina's Antischism. "This is War" is actually a bootleg Ep that came out in 1992 and features two rough mixes of studio tracks and three live versions of classic Antischism tunes. The re-mixed versions of the studio tracks appear on the discography CD on Prank! records, the three live tracks are exclusive to this record. Certainly not an essential piece of the Antischism discography, but still a cool collection of tunes, with the live tracks giving some hint of how the band's unique sound translated outside of the studio.
Antischism - This is War Ep