Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dig Dat Hole - 13 Song Demo

Label: self released
Year: 1986

A thirteen song demo that does not actually include thirteen songs (apparently the tracks that rounded out the thirteen were 'by another band'). A demo that includes multiple unidentified tracks (4 'unknown', which means I can't vouch for the running order). Two strikes?
It's a demo recorded on WFMU, which means it has a certain cache.
It's a demo that is executed by Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans, Red Expendables, Angels of Light), and Tod Ashley (Cop Shoot Cop, Shithaus, Firewater, Lubricated Goat), which also lends it a fair amount of gravitas.
So, for those reasons, it's important. "Important" is a relative term, but, to you this is important. It's the noisy lynchpin that connects Shithaus to Cop Shoot Cop...which is important.
The band recorded a seven song album, that Ruthless Records pressed a test pressing(s) of, but then never released. For whatever reasons. So, unless you find a bootlegged version of that album, this oddly named demo is the best you're going to get. At least today anyway.


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