Graham Reid | | 1 min read
As regular readers will know this column happens when I pull an album off the shelf at random and sit down to give it some consideration.
It's in the random nature that sometimes it might be an album by a major name (sometimes a lesser album by them, of course), an oddity or a rarity.
And then there are albums like . . . well, this one by Burn Your Bridges (Chris and Bob apparently) out of angry California *.
As you might guess, I bought this album for the cover and until it came to hand the other day I had never heard a note.
And I still haven't – and won't ever – hear the second side because the first was just such a haul of shouty thrash metal which went by – nothing is more than a couple of minutes long – at lightning fast and furious speed.
Which means unfortunately I will never hear Becoming What You Hate, I Love to be Ignorant, Blame This Song, Everyone Needs a Punching Bag, Anti-Cop, Mo More . . .
However I have heard (among others) Revolution Now! Destroy the Scene!, Shut Up and Play, Pitiful, Predator as Prey, Time to Fight, Washed Up Has-Been and . . .
Oh yes, Hang the Militants: “Let's be diligent, hang the militants, random attacks, mean intelligence lacks, right wing methods, left wing cause, mixed up minds or no brains at all . . . so you can take your Anarchist Cookbook and shove it up your ass . . .”
My work here is done.
* There's a Burn Your Bridges out of NYC but this isn't them because they have a Matt and seem a band rather than a duo, but I heard those guys and don't care much for them either. And this BYB had a better album cover.
Elsewhere occasionally revisits albums -- classics sometimes, but more often oddities or overlooked albums by major artists -- and you can find a number of them starting here