Saturday, July 23, 2016

Drop Acid - Making God Smile

Label: Restless
Year: 1991

This one's a wild card, and it goes out to my man White Cory (aka Lumpy) as he and I seemed to have discussed the merits(?) of this very record some time ago. As a result, I dug it out of the mothballs and gave it a spin for old time's sake. 
Still sounds the exact same. Not that it should have morphed over the years into a new record, but I guess it means it hasn't really aged per se. It hasn't aged poorly, or aged well, it's just sorta...the same. Certainly a relic of the early nineties, but it's kinda remained a time capsule.
If you followed 7 Seconds past "Soulforce Revolution" (and I can't blame you if you didn't), this record would (or will) come as no surprise. It's Kevin Seconds expanding on that "Soulforce Revolution" sound and adding some of the de rigeur grunge pop into the mix. Sort of a Seaweed versus later 7 Seconds versus Mudhoney amalgamation. I really liked it when it came out (most likely due to an allegiance to Kevin Seconds more than anything else), and as a nostalgia trip, it's pretty fun.

*Originally posted 11-28-09, reposted 09-25-14, and now reposted for the FINAL time 07-23-16


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

back when i was a young lad in florida, one of my first shows was 7 seconds and drop acid. soulforce era. i make no bones about it that this "college friendly" 7 seconds era is what got mer deeper and deeper into hardcore and punk. at the time i had no idea what drop acid even meant. alli remember is that scott cowgill of the headless marines (local hero band) had the soulside sun painted on the back of his leather jacket at this show and i was in love with music. love-phil.

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