Tuesday, September 23, 2008
thumb - exposure
released in 1998
going back to victory records glory days
i first came across this band on one of victory's sampler cds with the song "sell myself" (victory style III)
and at the time they struck me as not having all that much in common with the label's roster at the time (bloodlet..earth crisis...snapcase...etc etc)...and i remember listening to this album and actually having people think it was part of the "nu metal revolution"...i mean sure...they had some turntables and some rappy parts of the limp bizkits (linkin park weren't around yet)...and the aggression of the deftones (though i never really considered them part of all that business)...a little bit of the korny vocals...but they seemed more than that...and they had a bass tone most band's would sell their souls for (how else can you explain nu metal?)
ok...i might as well just admit it here...there was a time that i was "down" with the nu metals...had the chain wallet and everything...but i steered clear of the jncos and korn rows...i left all of that up to the mtv kids...what can i say... i was a sucker for drop d tuning...i was a drinker...
and even though all of those bands have been mentioned here...don't let it steer you clear of this...it's good...it's get on your skateboard good...but i wouldn't let your kids seeing you do it (if you have such things)...you'll get nothing by eye rolls from them...and do you really need more of those?