Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Toons / Dead Fink split 7" - Rest In Pieces - Landmind Records 1984














This 7" contains 2 fairly obscure bands hailing from Illinois USA. The Flex Discography describes this release as great (yet generic) fast ,powerful and diverse hardcore. I guess I agree with that description, except I don't think either band is particularly great in the this is a classic and you have to have it sort of way, but both are enjoyable in their own right. The record has a cool intimate feel to it, it actually makes me feel like I am sitting in the bands rehearsal space while they're playing through their set, and that's a good thing...Dave G.

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howardx said...

"diverse" is a weird descriptor, what do you think they mean by that?

Anonymous said...

Diverse? It means we were trying to explore new grounds in the "punk" music genre and not the "hardcore" genre. Happy Toons initially played psychedelic, garage-core before such a sound was defined. The drummer, and founder/song writer of the band, played in Negative Element; a first generation American Hardcore band, and by the time this band and recording came about, "punk" was, intentionally, the more "expressive" aim of the creative process. But, in the end, the Happy Toons tried to appeal to a "greater" audience response by putting more "hardcore" into its sound -- hardcore and thrash metal were booming. As for Dead Fink? You'd have to hope Dan, Mick, Chris or Ross reply to this site to get a response to their sound. keith