Friday, May 22, 2009

Burn - Live at CBGB - 1991

Label: Bootleg
Year: 1991

Ahhh Burn, glorious Burn. The perfect confluence of the old school New York Hardcore with the emerging new school (for 1991 that is) sounds. They did better than anyone else. They had the gloriously gnarly guitar playing of Gavin Absolution (nee Van Vlack), the swinging drums of Alan Cage, and the most distinct vocals of that day, Chaka Malik barking his orders. It was really perfect, because you got the throbbing post-Helmet sounds of say, Quicksand, with the raw speed of say, Cro-Mags all in one place. Perfect.
As an added bonus, "Shall Be Jugded" is still misspelled on this bootleg. Plus, there's a bunch of otherwise unreleased songs in this set. "Running through the world, like a demolition ball, and it's all gonna fall..."
Sound quality C


adam said...

if you going to steal my photo, could you at least give me photo credit?

Rhinocerouslip Bumcrack said...

Nice photo.

Nice description on Burn too. Loved them and only so few. I preferred them than Orange 9mm. The 7" inside cover was art as was the back sleeve.

great band.

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