Most Intense Guitar Skronk Barrage Maintained For the Duration of a CD

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John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 14:50 (eighteen years ago) link

Well, I wager "skronk Barrage" is a bit of a relative term, but I'll go with Hate Songs in E Minor by Fudge Tunnel or maybe the first Karp album.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 14:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I don't have a deep collection in this area, but the first Ruins album & the first Napalm Death are probably the most intense I own.

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 14:59 (eighteen years ago) link

trumans water - godspeed the static

i win

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:00 (eighteen years ago) link

Glenn Branca -- Symphony No. 2

earlnash, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:06 (eighteen years ago) link

Hell, Bizarro by ye olde Wedding Present works here too.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:21 (eighteen years ago) link

K.K. Null - Ultimate Material

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:25 (eighteen years ago) link

Locust Abortion Technician

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Ray Russell is pure album lenth skronk.

JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 15:56 (eighteen years ago) link

How about Gorguts' _Obscura_?

Douglas (Douglas), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 20:42 (eighteen years ago) link

wait, i lose for reading comprehension, godspeed the static was never released on CD.

here's the too-kind AMG review for this party-clearer:


The first of four similarly titled releases over a two-year period, 1993's Godspeed the Static is Trumans Water at their loosest and most formless. Seemingly recorded live in the studio, these four meandering jams have individual moments that are quite interesting — a lengthy chunk of "Kick Penmanship" is taken up by a clanging, staccato guitar riff and stuttering snare drum, sounding like some sort of bizarre cross between the Nihilist Spasm Band and Spike Jones & His City Slickers — but they're so completely shapeless and random that they defy the attention spans of even the most dedicated noise rock fans. Conceptually intriguing but a bear to listen to (particularly the endless closer, "California Lies," which includes what sounds like a battery of violins in the hands of mentally challenged grade-school students), Godspeed the Static is only for the most die-hard noise freaks. — Stewart Mason

1. Sweet Sister Gay (Trumans Water) - 12:57
2. Kick Penmanship (Trumans Water) - 7:15
3. Shower Stopper Shower Stopper Shower... (Trumans Water) - 5:10
4. California Lies (Trumans Water) - 16:39

IIRC, Rick Fork of Drive Like Jehu joined in for the four guitar skronk onslaught "California Lies". won't you take me to, a skronky town?

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 20:51 (eighteen years ago) link

last track on Haino Keiji's "Watashi-Dake?" 28+ minutes that will kill you

Jimmy Page, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 21:27 (eighteen years ago) link

The 99 song Orthrelm 12" on Troubleman, or the two disc Octis set on Peterbilt.

Ben Boyer, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 21:32 (eighteen years ago) link

many otm mentions above...


the ruins
the breast fed yak


msp, Tuesday, 27 May 2003 22:59 (eighteen years ago) link

currently listening to Caspar Brötzmann's Massaker. mighty skronky

JasonD (JasonD), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 00:14 (eighteen years ago) link

Hey, remember that Pat Metheny record where he forgot that he was Pat Metheny?

dleone (dleone), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 00:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah, Zero Tolerance For Silence - I thought it was great!

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 00:48 (eighteen years ago) link

Neil Young's Weld. Or is it Arc, I forget which.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 01:48 (eighteen years ago) link

donald miller - a little treatise on morals

your null fame (yournullfame), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 03:38 (eighteen years ago) link

So, what, Metal Machine Music was too obvious for you? Sigh.

kate, Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:07 (eighteen years ago) link

donald miller - a little treatise on morals

your null fame WINS.

adam (adam), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:11 (eighteen years ago) link

''donald miller - a little treatise on morals''

this is a fucking masterpiece butt here he does play with silence quite a bit whereas what its prob being talked abt is a noise assault at all times during the length of the CD.

In that case metal machine would be OK but there's too much drone, which is something to hold onto and lessens the assault. Watashi dake is only that one track but the other tracks are proper type songs so its not the whole CD.

when you say 'shronk' that tells me a saxophone is involved. so masayuki takayanagi/karou abe's mass projection would quality BUT after 18 mins on the second track takayanagi drops out for a min or two and abe comes down a bit (before they resume again). But for most of the 50 mins its wonderful execution.

Snuff Jazz is the only that would be a proper ans to the q: two sides where it just doesn't fucking stop. but that's an LP!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 12:23 (eighteen years ago) link

"Skronk barrage" may indeed be a bit difficult to translate, so let me amend the thread title by saying that we're talking about incendiary, guitar-strangling, inner-ear-dissolving freak-outs sustained continuously throughout a CD, or at least frequently throughout a CD. I would like to add 'Electric Heavyland' by Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO to the list. I would further like it to be noted that both of my entries come to the list through the perverse genius of Kawabata Makoto.

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:47 (eighteen years ago) link

In that case, I would like to invite Eddie Hazel (RIP) to thread.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 14:57 (eighteen years ago) link

Some Borbetomagus perhaps? Judging from their live shows, they would excel in this category.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:10 (eighteen years ago) link

Blaakulla's album untouchable in the skronk department. Their
lead guitarist sounded like a hybrid of Steve Howe (Yes) and Jimi

Squirrel_Police (Squirrel_Police), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:16 (eighteen years ago) link

''Snuff Jazz is the only that would be a proper ans to the q: two sides where it just doesn't fucking stop. but that's an LP!''

that's by borbetomagus.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Ah, right, thanks. I also now belatedly notice the Donald Miller mention.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 28 May 2003 15:53 (eighteen years ago) link

Sightings "s/t"
Arab on Radar "Yahweh or The Highway"

Ian Johnson, Wednesday, 28 May 2003 16:40 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd vote for one of the Total records myself. Probabaly Glassy Warhead/

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 29 May 2003 00:19 (eighteen years ago) link

Between Nothingness and Eternity - Mahavishnu Orchestra

David Beckhouse (David Beckhouse), Thursday, 29 May 2003 00:22 (eighteen years ago) link

Boris - Absolutego. (No-one said the record had to actually be enjoyable)

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 29 May 2003 10:35 (eighteen years ago) link

I think 'The Inner Mounting Flame' is better representative of McLaughlin's mind-melting abilities, 'Birds of Fire' 2nd, then 'Between Nothingness...'. Since then, John has been a bit tedious, IMHO...

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Thursday, 29 May 2003 13:42 (eighteen years ago) link

That Boris one isn't enjoyable? Why not? I haven't heard it but I luuurve Amplifier Worship.

original bgm, Thursday, 29 May 2003 13:49 (eighteen years ago) link

Err, well there are two tracks on it, 65 and seven minutes long respectively. The first track is just constant feedback, nothing else, utter white noise barrage for maybe half an hour until it gets a bit kind of sub-Burning Witch doom and then goes into the ear bleeding feedback for the remainder of the duration. It's nowhere near as enjoyable as I'm making it sound, and I think I can confidently describe myself as resilient in these matters.

Amp Worship is the stuff though, seconded totally.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Friday, 30 May 2003 08:03 (eighteen years ago) link

everything by Dinosaur Jnr. some of it's lovely though.

Chris Radford (Chris Radford), Friday, 30 May 2003 08:47 (eighteen years ago) link

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