Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dis- - The Small Fry Sessions 1 & 2
Label: Twelve Inch Records
Straight outta Milwaukee, son! Straight outta the 9-3, boy! Straight up Albini production, kid! Released on a record label started by Poster Children's Rick Valentin, yo!
This is the debut album from the band that reportedly started with a flyer that read "Bass player looking to play in Touch&Go/SST type band". Seems good enough, right? And honestly, it's an apt description to boot, you get some of the later 80's more melodic SST influence (Dinosaur JR and Husker Du) mixed with the late 80's early 90's Touch and Go (Brick Layer Cake, Tar, Arcwelder).
They managed three albums total, with the final one being the "best" I guess, but they're all really good, and this one is a particularly great time capsule of this era...a particularly good era if you ask me (which you sorta did by being on this website).