Thursday, 10 September 2015

No Fighting In The Pit

Sometimes I question my parenting skills, being somewhat childish myself I wonder if my approach is the best way forward for the two rugrats I've managed to breed. Then I throw a record on the turntable and the kids come into 'slam dance' but not before the eldest ones reminded the little one that 'there's no fighting in the pit' and I think maybe I'm doing ok. That's what happened when I gave this one a spin the other day. Anyway...

Turmoil - Anchor

Turmoil have come back into people's conscience recently and I must admit I've  given 'The Process Of...' a fair few spins recently myself. So when I saw this on discogs for a couple of quid recently when picking up something else from the seller I couldn't resist adding this to the cart too.

This 7" release 'Anchor' came out a couple of years before the LP and it's a total ripper from start to finish. I love this brand of 90's metal-core before the sound and genre took a distinct nose dive when we hit the millenium. This is the white vinyl version which I presume is more limited than the black version.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

An Angry Surprise

I think I mentioned a few posts ago that I've been listening to Downset a lot recently. As usual when you kinda go through a phase with a band again I started looking at their releases to see what I didn't have. I have a few of the 7" output but I didn't have a copy of the Anger 7" -probably my favourite Downset song - so I picked it up.

Downset - Anger

Boy am I glad I did. It's very rare at my advanced stage of life that I find something out or discover something about a band I've listened to for years that I didn't know, but with this release I did. I threw the record on to my turntable just to give it a quick spin really, I've heard Anger a million times so just wanted to make sure it played ok. Then as the second verse hit I had a real 'What the fuck?' Head turn moment. 
Where Rey usually sings - '...and what does that fake know about mutha-fuckin South Central? Fool, what you know about a set or a sign, you fake mutha-fucker...' 
I heard for the first time ever
 '...and what does Rage know about mutha-fuckin South Central? Zack, what you know about a set or a sign, you fake mutha-fucker...'
I had no idea this original version had been changed for the album version of the song. Obviously, there was some beef between the bands (RATM) that they later thought better of. In fact listening back to the album version of the song I realised that it has quite obviously been edited to change these two words but I'd  never noticed before.

So yeah, what was actually just a 'for the sake of it' buy actually turned out to be pretty interesting. This blue vinyl looks nice too with the super 90's cover.