Thursday, December 4, 2008

GENERIC torched 7" (1989)

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1.smile dozer
2.angry silence
3.stop
4.in time

Sticking with the letter G here...doh! Generic were from New Castle England, and were pretty far off from generic sounding. The band put out a bunch of records including splits with the Electro Hippies, Mortal Terror, etc. This is the last recording by the band, in fact they'd already broken up, but somehow convinced Sned to get back together to record this ep. I think they used a different bass player? When listening to these guys, I think they are pretty melodic sounding, with odd time changes, and still some speed. I guess the vox are what make them fall into that crusty punk "genre", as they are pretty gruff and semi Motorheadish at times. My favorite song is "stop", used to listen to this over and over again when I was a just a lad. The band was known for its politics.
I Was excited to tour with the drummer Sned, in his band Suffer in the 90's. I Wasn't however so excited to sleep next to this snoring bastard and his stinky feet. Dude was hilarious on tour. He would not allow Dropdead who we were traveling with to gas up at Shell. I love you Sned!

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10 comments:

  1. I've never heard these blokes. good stuff. thanks for the music. I love your blog, it gets me through shitty dayz.

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  2. this is excellent, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Bummer man, it wont let me extract the files.. keeps telling me that DS_Store is password protected.

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  4. I remember hearing these guys from some crazy old French guy named Ratus (or however you spell "Rat" in french) at a Squat in Leeds about ten years ago, when I went to England the first time. I was really, really hung over and all the recordings he played us were almost like torture but blew my mind at the same time.

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  5. Hey I set up the cluster bomb unit tour that summer when Suffer was touring. The show at Fireside Bowl in chicago..... Suffer, Dropdead, Cluster Bomb Unit and Los Crudos...man that was one kickass show!!!!

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  6. I remember hearing these guys from some crazy old French guy named Ratus
    The funny thing is that back then Ratus wasn't that old!!!

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  7. in memory of this great band !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWHtMcim7lc

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  8. There seems to be a problem when I try and open the file...any idea of what is happening?

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