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Big Black – Bazooka Joe (1986)

Fantastic US hardcore punk from way back in the 1980s.

Musical scholars considering this blog will note, appreciatively I trust,  that this is from the debut album by Steve Albini and his seminal Big Black “beat combo”. In due course, Mr Albini produced Nirvana and PJ Harvey amongst others. He also recorded a couple of great records as Shellac.

Always sounded to me like a companion piece to what Husker Du were up to around this time.

I know some folk prefer “Kerosene” off this LP but this has the relentless quality which the half dozen fans of this blog will know I am just a big sucker for.

Killer guitar and a drum track of which part “is an M1 carbine being fired in a field exercise, by a guy named joe”

What is not to like?

 

 

 

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  1. squirrelfist
    May 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Never heard of these before but I know who Shellac are. That could almost be Frank Black/ Black Francis on the vocals!!

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  2. May 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Indeed. It is Steve Albini singing – perhaps Mr Black modelled himself on him!

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