Monday, May 14, 2012

The Victims

WELL I'M BACK. With the encouragement from a few friends coupled with the excruciating guilt that has languidly eaten away at my already decrepit and rotting soul caused from my lack of posting, I finally intend to keep my posts at a somewhat consistent basis. And what better way to comeback with the best Australian punk record of all time? THE VICTIMS (no, not the god damn crust band) were a short-lived, late 70s punk trio hailing from Perth. This is their second EP (1978) and I was fortunate enough to score a totally solid boot earlier last week. My favorite part about this 7" is the (quite obviously) unintentional stripped-down, hollowed-out, treble-ridden sound. The drums are at the perfect level: soft enough to hang back just behind the crunching guitars yet loud enough to provide a constant and pounding rhythm so profound that it rips a fuckin hole straight thru your head. The guitars are fucking MEAN in the best way possible, with the sound of the two guitar tracks constantly grinding together, which is heard especially on "T.V. Freak." I can't even begin to describe how much I love this band. Hell, you owe them the fucking world and you don't even know it yet. YOU'RE ALL DISCO JUNKIES.
No Thanks To The Human Turd EP

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