The "big" album by them, A New Morning IIRC, was one of the best sounding, best recorded completely rubbish albums of all time. The liner notes came with a series of academic-ish essays complete with bibliographies!These haircuts became the International Noise Conspiracy, which is one of the few bands I've ever walked out of, as I thought they were just absurd, trying to live out some Rolling Stones/Primal Scream fantasy. I was there to see the support Rival Schools, and was redeemed by the deadly openers, the just-about-to-be-massive one-hit wonders the Hives.
yeah this rings true, even though I was part of the "younger" generation for this kinda thing, I remember a load of us discovered this album off the back of the whole At The Drive-In signing to a major label and briefly getting massive thing. We all thought that post-hardcore stuff was 100% definitely the sound of the future.I can understand why this wouldn't be to everyone's taste, but The Shape Of Punk To Come was one of those records that made anyone with even a passing interest in punk and hardcore in the mid 90s sit up and listen. With many of these album club selections I think it can be difficult to hear what it was that made something special at the time; there's a certain dilution of impact that comes from the inevitable imitators and from the influenced.
Upgrade your account now to disable all ads... If we had any... Which we don't right now.Upgrade now