Friday, November 26, 2004
"A Nice Song in the Key of D" b/w "Return to Beneath the Planet of Adrenalin O.D. V.S. Godzilla Strikes Again. In 3-D"
Buy Our Records, 1986
I've revisited my extended adolescent jonesing for melodic thrash once already with AOD so I won't bore you again. Not sure I always appreciated their puerile attempts at humor and gimmicky band photographs and concept albums but they could write a good song and play some of the fasted speedcore. Their 1000-mile-a-minute cover songs of TV themes like Masterpiece Theater and Spiderman always liven up a mix tape.
"A Nice Song" is a good example of their melodic style of thrash, but without their lame attempts at humor and lowbrow cultural crud obession. Not that I look down on that - while everyone was trying to do emo, they kept their sense of humor, such as it was. Evidence being the b-side which is extended continuation of their obsession with B-movies and appears on their '96 Sitting Pretty collection.
This 7" is out of print (and supposedly people collect these things and put value on the fact that the orange lettering means it was the 1st pressing) but Humungousfungusamongus on which this song appeared (with what sounds like a different mix) is still out there if you care - it's in one of my boxes so I might be belaboring you with them in the future.
Enjoy and please leave a comment for once. I'm interested in iPod owners and whether they think my songs need more volume (and maybe someone who can clue me in on how to get the volume up - I'm already turning it up in the "get info" menu but it still doesn't measure up to the stuff I rip from CDs or buy from iTunes).
"A Nice Song in the Key of D" - Adrenalin O.D.
Here's the 7" cover:
UPDATE: A commenter points out that the LP that this single originaly came from was recently reissued. You can buy it here directly from RELAPSE records at a steal of $12.00 since there's like 30 songs on this album that's like fiddy cent a song or sumpin'.
The Brunchmummies feature Bruce Wingate of AOD on guitar. Download their MP3s or buy their lunchbox here. Thank you commenter.
Splash cartoon above courtesy and without permission from Karen Moy & Joe Giella's always lame Mary Worth.