Monday, April 14, 2008
VENDETTA go and live..stay and die LP (1987)
2.go and live...stay and die
4.system of death
5.drugs and corruption
7.on the road
More under the radar German thrash metal from the late 80's here. These guys did not stick solely to the German thrash sound of their kraut brothers, Kreator, or Destruction. These dudes added lots of that famous bay area thrash style on this their 1st LP. Unfortunately the band only released one more record after this one. Think early Metallica meets Destruction, thats how I've always described these gents. The lyrics were always good, and based on punk hardcore type issues of the time... corruption, greed, war, drugs, corporations, etc.
I was turned on to these guys by this crazy junkie dude named Vince in SF, who ended up stealing a 1969 Gibson SG from me. I'm sure he is long dead by now, he looked like walking death in 1988. I felt sorry for him, as he'd sell his ass on Polk street to old men, so that he could get his next fix. I was naive and young, and had no idea this dude had such a serious problem until it was to late. I'd say eventually I was better off having him take the guitar, because in the end it was the last time I ever saw him, and I guess In a weird way I sorta had to pay to get him outta my life, right? At any rate I ended up with a small handful of his records that he would leave in a corner of my house in San Fransisco. Dude would come over like once a week, all tweaked out, get me stoned, then play my guitar for hours on end to his small pile of metal records. Looking back at it, the entire situation was amazing.