Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Overkill - Overkill 7"
It should go without saying that a 7" released in 1982 on SST Records is going to be pure, unadulterated gold. Shouldn't even have to say it. But, maybe this one slipped through the cracks in the wake of Black Flag and Minutemen and Husker Du and everything, so maybe you missed it. Somehow.
It's basically DOA styled first wave US hardcore (and yes, I am aware that DOA are Canadian), with the beginning tinges of heavy metal creeping in. Metal like Motorhead, not Iron Maiden. The opening track "Hell's Getting Hotter" is an all time favorite of me personally, so I can only assume it's a favorite of you too.
Members were: Ron Cordy of Bitch, Kurt Markham of DC3, Merill Ward of SWA and the Nig Heist, and Jeff Dimick, who apparently had enough after Overkill.