Friday, January 30, 2009

LAST IN LINE congested 7" (2002)

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1.congested
2.smacked
3.deadline
4.play nice
5.comatose
6.Herbert West-reanimator

This is another record that I put out early in the Y2K. The record never had a title, but reviewers, etc started calling it Congested because that was the first song on the 7", and this was the bands 2nd ep that was self titled. Last In Line were from Western Massachusetts, and had a pretty big following locally. I quickly became friends with Mikey, and then DJ. A bunch of Albany punk kids had problems with these guys politics, and called them "questionable". I say now what I said then... Whatever. The bands prior releases are much better in my opinion, sounding a lot more raw, and pissed. This is my least fav of all LIL stuff, but it is still cool as hell, and proud to have been a part of it all.
The first time I saw these guys was in a Abandoned Garage/car service station in Massachusetts. They opened for Nine Shocks Terror(who were from Ohio). I went with my Pal Mark Telfian and maybe Devon Cahill? The 75 kids packed in this garage went completely bonkers, just acting like maniacs, throwing whatever was not nailed down. I was stupid enough to bring 4 boxes of 7"s, a crate of LPs and a box of CDs as I was doing my distro back then. Suddenly a full gallon of sugary, blue, gross, sticky bug juice got tossed in the air by a kid with no brain. It landed everywhere in the garage including on all my records. There were like 10 kids trying to dry off my records as the band proceeded to play, and kids were dancing like crazy. For a decade after that you could still find some blue on certain records in my distro. Enjoy...

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22 comments:

  1. Where can I score a rare blue stained copy of the Devoid Of Faith ep?

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  2. I think I have one stuck to a Disrupt 7".

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  3. What exactly did people find questionable about this band? Just curious.

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  4. the singer D.J would say some pretty weird, and fucked up shit in between songs. It made some people nervous... you know the type, the basic pc dickhead with no sense of humor at all.
    The crowd they attracted were pretty much braindead as well...but like I said before... whatever..

    Nate

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  5. Western mass was a breath of fresh air during that period, as far as I'm concerned.

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  6. we were listening to this in the car on the way to a show tonight and it really hit me how much this record rips off gauze... like multiple stolen riffs and parts...

    i can see why this is some people's least favorite LIL record but some days it actually may be my favorite.. its so fuckin fast and shaun's drumming is incredible.. the song "play nice" is just as catchy and anthemic as their classic older songs

    great 7"

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  7. Dan, I can see that... it also has some weird older Sick Of It All elements to it.

    Congrats to DJ the vocalist of this band on his recent marriage! stay happy bro.

    Nate

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  8. this sounds pretty old. hard to believe it came out recently.

    ---------gary--------

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  9. Thank you! Post the wedding pictures.

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  10. Yeah, I was at that show...I thought the kids were just showing off for us old timers. lol
    ~Devon

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  11. I only have the Acme CD and it has some seriously good songs on it!

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  12. I remember trying to duct tape Cooch to wall at the show Nate speaks of, and getting hit by a 2X4 during 9 Shocks Terror. Good times. Last in Line still plays, but only in the practice space on Elm St in Westfield. I think this was the best stuff we did but I recall kids hating it.

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  13. Wait, you guys still play? With out me!! This is def the least favorite of mine too ;)

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  14. reunion please!!!

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  15. I also played the show in question with my old band. That was the craziest 9 Shocks show I ever saw. I've been reading your blog for a long time (I haven't checked it in a while) and I didn't realize until today you were in Devoid Of Faith.

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  16. Hey I was at this show too!! I was the kid with no brain that threw that tasty bug juice in the air! Awesome man!! I was just trying to refresh everybody.

    Just kidding.

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  17. New to you blog, have been reading all morning. I am a younger guy, so lots of amazing music, I missed thank you! I love Last In Line, a band you often do not hear much of. I remember the guys in the band telling stories about leaving near the singer of Stained and setting off fireworks aimed at his house haha.

    I liked this 7", glad to hear it again. I always loved there merch too ha.

    You still have copies of this? I would love to get this again, I always search eBay for Last In Line stuff, only the 12" ever now and then.

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  18. Ryan

    thanks for the kind words. DJ the singer of LIL just had a baby girl. A great dude... the band was so awesome to see live. so many antics.

    I do have a few copies of this left. $4ppd will get it to you.

    cryptocomx@aol.com

    Nate

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  19. Just listened to the first EP and this one today and I must say I enjoyed this one more. That was not case when it was released. Such a great fucking band!

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  20. The cover, man what a cover Christopher freaking Lee as Dracula! That is awesome, how did they ever got the rights to use that picture as a cover? I can't believe it that's just way too cool

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