If I have to choose one Hardcore record to bring with me to an abandon squat this is the one. It represent everything I used to like about the faster version of punk rock: inventiveness, speed and for that matter some rawness. And there’s plenty of rawness. So much I first thought the recording volume was too high when I ripped it. Why this 7″ haven’t been voted into the hall of fame of those classic HC 7″ like Koro, DRI, Minor Threat or Rebel Truth is a complete mystery. Or maybe it isn’t considering the look of the sleeve and the original take on HC found in the grooves.
Knocked on the first round by In A Car. Cool. Next. Big House starts with an umpa umpa beat that makes you believe you’re in for another knock out. You are but not in the way you thought. The wacky guitar melody on Out In The Gardener puzzled me as hell when I tried to play it myself. It was before I’ve gotten into bands like Yes, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant and Univers Zero.
Later Meat Puppets wasn’t this fun though their first LP is recommended.
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In A Car.mp3
Out In The Gardener.mp3