Wednesday, January 9, 2008
NEUROSIS pain of mind LP (1988)
1.Pain of Mind
3.Reasons To Hide
8.Bury What's Dead
13.Life On Your Knees
I've been thinking about Neurosis a lot lately, as they are playing a show here in Brooklyn at the end of the month. It got me thinking about the past again.
Growing up in the Bay area metal/punk scene I had the pleasure of seeing these guys play a lot. In my opinion nothing by these guys beats this record, as its their rawest, punkest,grittiest release. Don't get me wrong, I love word... and souls as well, but they are on completely different level production wise.
Pain of mind was a ode to Christ On Parade and Rudimentary Peni , and became a very influential psychedelic hardcore record. Twenty years later, no matter what this band does, punks still find themselves interested.
The last time I saw Neurosis was at Christ On Parade's supposed last show at Gilman street in around 1990-1991. A riot broke out after a confrontation between Ben Econochrist, the audience and a bunch of San Jose Nazi skinheads. I remember Nuclear Roach, Econochrist, and Neurosis all got to play, but the band I had flown out to see wouldn't get to play their last show.