03 April 2008

Top 5 Debut Albums

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I was happily wallowing in idleness after not updating this blog for a good 2 months when I got tagged by the Anfield Devotee who pens fer fook's sake. That perhaps was the kick in the butt I needed to get going again. In my defence, I'm waiting for the back end programming for my new blog to be completed before I get going again.

Anyways, here's my top 5 debut albums in no particular order. Seeing how much effort this is going to take, I'm not going to bother with getting the album covers. Anyways, it's not the artwork we are interested in.

Fugazi - 13 songs (1989)

You could argue that this isn't an album since it's a release combining the band's first 2 EPs - Margin Walker and 7 Songs. But fuck that technicality. It's got 13 songs. That's an album in my books.

Rage Against the Machine (1992)
I'm with the Anfield Devotee on this. Album artwork with the image of a monk's self immolation proved to be the perfect cover for the material on the inside. Need a soundtrack for people power? This has got to be it. Protest songs that governments should worry about. (N.B. de la Rocha is an open supporter of the Zapatista in Mexico. Who says they are terrorists? It's movement for self-determination.)

Fudge Tunnel - Hate Songs in e minor (1991)
Just how much noise can 3 people in a band make? I thinkFudge Tunnel answers that question perfectly. Aural paint stripper. Also great for drowning out the little voices in your head. Well it worked for me.

Minor Threat - Out of Step (1983)
In the beginning there was Minor Threat. Great seminal HC punk band out of DC which Ian MacKaye fronted before Fugazi. The song Straight Edge inspired the movement of the same name - no smokes, booze and drugs. Proof that you can still fucking rock all the same without it.

Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill (1992)
Songs for a late night drive. Or when you are just lying there in the dark waiting for sleep to claim you. Anfield Devotee, this is for those late nights when you sit in a darkened room with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

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anfield devotee said...

Fantastic stuff dude!

RE: Album covers
Bloody lazy pundek! Hey the LP covers are an important facet of the whole package (when done right). Besides, in an age of no cover downloads, it would be nice fer you to actually celebrate some of the great artwork that adorn these albums. eg Fugazi - great photography that perfectly captured the underground HC scene.

RE: Album choices
Am a bit surprised you didn't include Meathook Seed!

RE: Red House Painters
Late nite beer & fag under cover of darkness? Bro, me has 17 Floyd albums to choose from la . . .

TQ fer doing the tag & do try to tag another two fookers (eg Tony? Er . . . Enigma? ANd er . . . Enigma 2 . .. ha ha!)

ps: do download the covers la, only take you a minute with wikipedia. It'll make yer blog more eye-catching as well.

nick m said...

lazy? look, i'm just getting back into it.
come off it. floyd and red house painters are not comparable. me thinks RHP is (track after track) great for late night listening. right up there with american music club.

anfield devotee said...

I know . . . I know . . . you have been championing Red House Painters & American Music Club fer the best part of a decade.

Pls burn me a copy of each.

But bro, there's a reson why Dark Side Of The Moon & Wish You Were Here are blinking classics . . .

ps: Thought of another great metal debut - Machine Head's Burn My Eyes! Remember that one? And not forgetting Obituary's Slowly We Rot.

Azer Mantessa said...

interesting choices you have here. thanks for sharing :-)

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