Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Cutthroats 9 - The Cutthroats 9

Label: Man's Ruin
Year: 2000

The other Cutthroats 9 full length was posted a few months back, and I believe I made my opinions clear then as to which band was superior, Cutthroats 9 or Unsane (here's a hint, it was Cutthroats 9). But with that recent JJ Paradise Players Club post, I started thinking about these guys again (Dave Curran is in both bands) and thought we should get this record up here post haste. I'm not sure exactly how Chris Spencer did it, but he took the Unsane template and made a band that was more menacing than it' predecessor. This band just feels more aggressive and hateful than Unsane...and that's saying something. There's also a more liberal use of the slide in his solos on this record, if you're into that kind of thing. I don't want to speak for you or anything.
Reptilian Records re-released this album a few years after Man's Ruin went belly-up, and you can probably still find it in their catalog, it's an impressive catalog after all.

In other news, did anyone else notice that Fred and Ipecac were back in effect? It's like a real team here now, shit, I was just in the Shiny Grey Break room and Fred and I made plans for a little beach volleyball match this weekend (cue Top Gun montage), and Ipecac and I are back to our standing 3:30pm slap fight date. It's just like old times!

* originally posted 04.17.09, reposted 01.30.14 since someone asked really really nicely.


javier white espasandin said...

thanks man, a lot of thanks fron chris spencer fan from spain

SxPxDxCx said...

Cutthroats 9 was amazing. Caught them live a few times. Need to dig out those recordings.

Bad Brain said...

hi dude , is possible reupload the Monster Truck Five singles ?
thanks !!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree Cutthroats 9 is superior. Their 2000 album somehow manages to top Unsane's best, though I never saw how that could be possible. It's not only more brutal and hateful, but also more fun. Chris Spencer's genius will forever be criminally underrated it seems.

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