Monday, September 8, 2008
W.D.M. freedom of music 7" (1988)
1.freedom of music
One of the early Finnish bands i can recall hearing early on in my youth. My buddy Louis made me a Finnish tape with their 1984 ep "democracy?" on it. That record is a total punk rager for sure. They didn't do much more than two or three 7"s that I know of. Kind of an obscure band.
When I later saw this ep I grabbed it up. Actually I've grabbed it up twice. Totally dismissed by most elitist punks due to its metal influences, I love this record, and find it to be a refreshing crossover record from the time period. To hell with the haters, this brings me back. Lots of cool soloing mixed with political lyrics and mostly fast drumming. The record almost reminds me of later Suicidal in some strange ways... can't put my finger on it exactly. My favorite sing is diff battlefields, great guitar riffage.
This is the kind of record you can find in used bins for really cheap. I prolly over paid for this my second copy at WFMU record convention for a mere $3 a few years ago. There are prolly three of us out there who care about this one... fuck it. Great lyrics!