Sunday, February 21, 2010

handsome - self-titled


released 1997

well...now i need to post this because of the 2 previous posts i'd made

i was turned onto this band via a mixtape a pen pal (remember those?) had put together for me (she'd put the songs "needles" and "hit the lights" on it)

and to quote a friend of mine: "So you like Quicksand? And you like Helmet? And Failure? And Rival Schools? We'll shit man, looks like someone's been reading your damn ol' diary."

the band was made up of members of helmet/quicksand/enemy/cro-mags

so really...if you like that business...you can like this too

and because i'm such a giver...i've also thrown in some outtakes from this album as well

DL: handsome

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pick. I knew this would show up on SGM.

kittyempire said...

your mixtape pen-pal had good taste... 'needles' and 'hit the lights' were easily the two standouts. i remember being pretty disappointed with the rest of the album when it came out. now you've inspired me to dig out the cd. good work...

Anonymous said...

I hate you. I just bought this online Friday. The b-sides are fricking awesome.

Jason said...

dude... where did these bonus tracks come from? this has always been one of my, say, 3 favorite cds of all time... and i've never been able to figure out where these songs came from!

COIXT RECORDS said...

I have always loved this entire album. Very cool! I think the song "Closer" appears on the album as CD-ROM extra content if I remember correctly? No idea where "Spill" comes from. I also have a song called "Can't Connect" from the "Swimming" seven inch, and a demo version of "Needles" from the "Tonnage 2" compilation, so if anyone wants those, I can u/l them.

Mr. The Whitenoise said...

Thanks! Been hunting around for this one.

COIXT RECORDS said...

Here's those 2 songs I was talking about, if anyone is interested: "Can't Connect" and "Needles (Demo)"
http://www.mediafire.com/file/jetoznanqiz/Handsome extras.zip

Cheers!

Peter Tron said...

@ coixt records: thanks 4 those 2 tracks!

Baz.

Anonymous said...

I hate to be a pain in the ass, but that link for Can't Connect and the demo of Needles isn't working. Any shot of reupping it?

 
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