Thursday, January 17, 2008
FEAR OF GOD cassette tape (1988)
2.the two sides of the coin
5.rubbish planet(no vocals)/Rubbish planet (with vocals)
1.77 punk rock attack from mars
2.world under my fingernail
When I first heard Fear of God it was in 1988. I can remember the day clearly, because I'd never heard anything as harsh as it up until then. I was confused as hell, and couldn't believe my ears. The vox sounding like grandfatherly burps, farts, and screams.. seriously noisy as fuck, especially considering the year that this shit came out. This was some of the Lowest Fi stuff I'd ever heard. These guys really helped define the genre of grind.
The band was from Switzerland, and was comprised of punks and metalheads(the bassist was in Messhia I believe?). The singer did the legendary Off the Disk record label. The band released an amazing 21 song ep, and a beautiful looking gatefold LP (that was filled with live stuff).
My friends Louis, Damon, Mike J, and Nick would blast this tape 17 years ago, as we drove around upstate NY using a slingshot to take out McDonalds windows. We loved Fear of God, and hated fast food.
This tape belonged to my buddy Louis who was a world wide tape trader in the 80's. This one he got straight from the band. The cassette includes a lot of stuff, much of it rehearsals and live stuff. I only put two of the five "sets" on here. The first is the rough mix from the ep-demo (1987). The second is a short rehearsal from 1988 featuring a funny sarcastic punk rock song. enjoy.