Tuesday, November 18, 2008
DRESDEN 45 swiss bank account 7" (1988)
2.live for money
3.newtons bad apple
This is D45's second 7", it came out in 1988, and is a real treat, holding a special place in my heart. The band was formed in 1985 in Houston Texas, the home of Verbal Abuse, and DRI(before those bands both relocated to San Francisco). Dresden put out a number of 7"s(maybe four total?), and a LP. This 7" is the beginning of their thrashy crossover sound. Lots of crazy guitar solos, noodles and pointless wanks keep me loving this ep. The vocals are snotty, nerdy, but fast and sharp.
I recall reading a review of this ep in Maximum Rock n Roll back in the day when I looked at it as a bible for punk hardcore. The review, and the band name made me write the band, sending them $2 and a copy of my band the Romper Room Rejects demo tape. A few weeks later I received this ep in the mail, with a nice note from the guitarist (Pat I think). Was a pretty inspirational lil note that made me proud to be in RRR. For a good month this ep didn't leave my turntable, and even gained the attention of my metalheaded roomy Kenny D. Through the bands years they became even tighter, and more metal influenced. The "paradise lost" LP is a good place to go from here. Enjoy and please comment if you download.