Monday, October 22, 2012

Joe 4 - Njegov Sin

Label: Whosbrain / Fidel Bastro / Geenger
Year: 2012

This record was sent to our attention via a member of the band, and we (the royal "we" mind you) are sure glad he did. We certainly do appreciate this Croation bands take on Tar/Crain/Janitor Joe/Arcwelder/Shellac styled noise rock, and we also appreciate them going the extra mile of having the record recorded by Steve Albini and mastered by Bob Weston. We give them points for authenticity. We also appreciate that they have the good sense to sing in English so that we can (sorta) understand what exactly they're yelling about. We give them further credit for nailing the Bob Weston gurgling bass tone.
I think you'll be hard pressed to find a better representation of pure, unadulterated noise rock (in the Biblical sense) circa 2012, that hearkens back more closely to the pure, unadulterated noise rock (in the Koranic sense) circa 1991, which makes you feel all pure and unadulterated (in the Toral sense) circa right now.



Anonymous said...

stupid metalhead.
if i pay to steve albini to record my music, he comes, it´s only a question of money. i have no money. only music.

fuck off

Gray said...

Great point...I think.
The easy thing for me to do would be to mock your broken English, but your "accent" (is that what it's called if the speech is written as opposed to spoken?) tells me that you know at least one more language than I do, so instead of making fun of that, I shall praise your ability to communicate.

I thought I was praising the band for seeking out both Steve Albini and Bob Weston to work on the album, as I feel that adds a considerable "weight" to the final product, but apparantly my underlying metalhead-ness undermined that point. Apologies.

I will go back to talking about Metallica and Slayer and whatnot, and leave the non-metal music to higher authorities.

Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...


this stupid comments were written by a member of the spanish band called KAITEN. He is angry because he likes a lot your blog and he wants you comment his record. This will make him so happy. It will take only a few minutes of your time. an email was sent to you.

miki kikiriki said...

joe 4 are really good band. but. you should check other croatian noiserock band COG. i prefer them better.

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