great post. let me think about this.
yeah, i think kustom karnal is brilliant, defiantly so, maybe
as i said above, i think imperial is the best song-wise. during that time i was blown away by their singles run of cherry, skinhead girl, factory tribute, bavarian mods. maybe i'm just a sucker for contrarianism, but i loved that they went directly from kustom karnal to jangly pop songs. kinda like writing a sparkly almost radio-ready song like skinhead girl but dousing it in four-letter words, provocative subject matter
think i like mxp so much b/c it is brash in a clueless first album sort of way...enthusiasm trumping everything. lots of confidence, too many ideas. i realize it's not their first lp, but it has that vibe almost. and i feel like it's aged really well. 'fuck pussy galore' or whatever it's called is something of a mess, kustom feels strangulated somehow and maybe too much of a pose, imperial for all of its greatness sounds thin to me sometimes, and i never really got into p. teeth.
― dude (del), Monday, 20 September 2010 23:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
entirely defined by conventional (mid-to-late 20th century) thinking about "good design" and "good taste".
yeah, especially the cover of the animal park 7"!
― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 00:46 (5 years ago) Permalink
well, almost entirely ;D
― having taken an actual journalism class (contenderizer), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
imperial ffrr is nice for a hot summer day
― van ingalls wilder (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 19:53 (4 years ago) Permalink
Drummer Phil Krauth is now my son's English teacher. They had some tough essays on Crime & Punishment.
― curmudgeon, Monday, September 20, 2010 7:19 PM
He was a hard but fair 11th grade English teacher. A "B" for the year in an IB English class is not bad. I do not know if Mr. Krauth finds any time to drum these days.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
I hope so! love his drumming
― No Broehner (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 20:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
love everything about this band, really
did you lot hear the version of hydroplane that was on the recent codeine box?
― acid in the style of tenpole tudor (NickB), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
actually i'm making the assumption here that hydroplane was an unrest original or am i wrong?
― acid in the style of tenpole tudor (NickB), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
indeed it is
― prissy relay switches (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
phew! far too good a song to waste on a b-side imo
― acid in the style of tenpole tudor (NickB), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
I jammed the 33-minute "Hydro" the other day, it RULED. Love this band so much, I kinda want to be a completist but it is expen$$$ive.
― sleeve, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
I totally love their cover of "God Gave Rock and Roll To You". After being blown away by that in the early 90s I picked up Perfect Teeth and never really got into it. But that one cover was amazing.
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― droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 21 September 2015 16:56 (9 months ago) Permalink
Never even heard of that. What is it on?
― Οὖτις, Monday, 21 September 2015 17:14 (9 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Monday, 21 September 2015 17:17 (9 months ago) Permalink
it is so good, and I wish I could find a lyric sheet because I just hear fragments of pleas and regrets and memories ("I found my mailbox full of you", what a lovely line) and I want to get a better understanding of what's falling apart and how. I think I understand what rock and roll has to do with it though.
― droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 21 September 2015 17:25 (9 months ago) Permalink
― sleeve, Monday, 21 September 2015 17:47 (9 months ago) Permalink