Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Violent Apathy - Here Today... 7" Gravelvoice Records 1983














This has always been a bit of a strange record to my ears. On one hand there's a sluggishness to the music that is sort of unappealing to me, but strangely it is this sluggishness to the music that makes this record sort of appealing lol. I know that probably doesn't make sense, I guess what I mean is that in general sluggish mid paced punk is not my thing, but these guys pull it off on this record in my opinion, and after a few spins this record starts to sound pretty damn good to me.

Give it a listen, maybe you'll agree with me or the Flex discography which calls this one "Mediocre, generic hardcore, all songs sound the same, and the production is way too thin and lifeless. Not a complete disaster, but not to interesting either"

8 comments:

Zach said...

never really liked this record. yeah, too sluggish for me. you can still purchase the original 7" from Gravel Voice records, for $15.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Flex -- this is dullsville. Seems to me the VA tracks on the Master Tape were better. By the by, the label is GRAVELVOICE, not GRAVEVOICE.

Dave G said...

I think the uptempo tracks on this 7" are not all that bad. Like I said I didn't like this record upon first listening to it, but it grew on me a bit over time.

I knew more people would agree with the Flex review then with my opinion on this one.

Zach said...

oh i almost forgot, do you have the 7" by these guys that Lost and Found records put out?

Dave G said...

No I only have this 7" and the Process of Elimination comp which contains the Violent Apathy song "I can't take it"

Zach said...

i thought you bought the Process Of Elimination 7"?

oh the L&F 7" is great. it has 14 songs recorded at the time of their Master Tapes tracks. including "i can't take it" added at the end.

Dave G said...

Yes, I have the process of Elimination 7". I don't have the Lost and Found record.

jbm said...

Flex - isn't that the same page that called the Beyond - No Longer at ease LP "generic stop and go posi-core", and scored it 6 out of 10.??

i'll say i agree with u by default. Not sure i remember this record though.