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Street Trash

Street Trash: Street TrashStreet Trash (2004)
Blacknoise Records

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Hardcore punk seems to be a dying breed of music these days. Thankfully, there are still a few bands out there that have started a new hardcore punk flame that will hopefully continue to spread. Street Trash is one of these bands. As you no doubt have already guessed, Street Trash play abrasive, ra.
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Hardcore punk seems to be a dying breed of music these days. Thankfully, there are still a few bands out there that have started a new hardcore punk flame that will hopefully continue to spread. Street Trash is one of these bands. As you no doubt have already guessed, Street Trash play abrasive, raw hardcore punk to the tenth degree in the vein of bands like Minor Threat, Verbal Abuse, DRI, Bad Brains, and many others.

What separates this band from their hardcore forefathers is the unique sound of their vocalist and the refreshingly physical prescence of the album itself. The band really brings their chaotic live performance to this 7 song, ten minute speed demon of a record, which is a hard thing for a hardcore punk band to accomplish successfully. The production is clear and audible and LOUD, yet the playing is as raw and abrasive as possible. Their vocalist can be loosely compared to Refused's vocalist, but very loosely, only in tone. He really has a sound of his own and it really gives the record a biting edge. As far as favorite tracks go, it's hard for me to choose since the album is really just an experiance from start to finish, but I will say that the tracks "What The Shit?" and "Street Trash" really caught me.

This album is just a sweet, quick taste of what these guys have in store for us. Their live show is spectacular as well, I had the pleasure of seeing them open for F-Minus this past July and I must say that, despite the poor 40 person attendance at the Troubadour, they brutalized the place. The lead singer's physical prescence can only be compared to currently Casey Chaos, and maybe a young Henry Rollins or Iggy Pop. Thoroughout their live performance he is constantly jumping off things and attacking the audience, despite his small stature - it's quite an intense sight. Order this album and see them live soon, you won't be disappointed.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

So changing "white" to "right" means they basically think they're superior.

-BSD

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

That song was not sarcastic at all, actually. It's basically a sumnation of the racial issues going on in D.C. at the time.

Ian wrote it because he was beat up numerous times as a kid for being a white guy in Washington D.C.

-BSD

mrwaffles (May 2, 2004)

"Guilty of being white" was a sarcastic title, if you bothered to read the lyrics. So how does Slayer changing "white" to "right" make them a redneck band?

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

If it's good, it's good...regardless of what year it came out in.

devildog1507 (April 28, 2004)

I ahve to agree with the guy below. I dont like all those bad metalbands that call themselves Hardcore. Hardcore in my opinion is punk. Its not a progress to sound like a bad imitation of 1995s metal bands. (Its also no progress to sound like an 80s styled rough hardcore band, but this is what I for my part like most...though I´m too young to take notice from them when they were brand new).

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

i'm sorry to break it to you, but them slayer guys are just as redneck...and they changed the lyrics to minor threat's "guilty of being white" to "guilty of being RIGHT"...great indeed...

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

It must be a disgrace to a great band like Slayer to have influenced such a shitty, redneck band like Pantera.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Some Kind Of Hate are a HARDCORE band NOT a HARDCORE PUNK band...there is...in fact....a huge difference.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Slapshot may be the basis of American hardcore, but if they are, they're the reason it's so afiliated with the right wing.

Hardcore was a musical movement of the moment... You can't progress it, and I don't care for modern bands copying an 80's sound. The hardcore metal bands are just as bad...

They all sound like Slayer, even though Slayer were very much hardcore influenced. The cycle, I think, got messed up, and bands like Black Flag and Discharge stopped influencing hardcore, and started influencing thrash or speedcore sounds. "New hardcore" bands don't even listen to old hardcore, they're jocks who grew up listening to Slipknot and KoRn... Which is why it's more like crossover. Play Slayer songs crappy enough and maybe your "hardcore" band will get noticed.

On to this release: Sounds generic.

-BSD

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Are you an idiot?? Some kind of hate put out an album on Bridge 9...ohh, and ever heard of a band called Slapshot? If they aren't the basis of american hardcore, I don't know who is.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

When i said hardcore i meant hardcore punk....not "macho bullshit cookie monster growl breakdown chugga chugga hardcore". There is, unless i am missing something, a serious lacking of raw, primal hardcore punk bands around right now. I wouldn't consider anything on Bridge 9 for example (except The Distance and one other who i think are) to be hardcore punk.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Their are alot of good up and coming hardcore bands, some of which you can find on Deranged records, Havok, 625, My War records, Prank, etc.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

I believe when he says 'hardcore punk is a dying breed' he is not referring to the shitty overdone hardcore that exists today. Stupid nu-metal and 80s hair band influences lead to way too many breakdowns and took away the overall passion/fuel that made up the early 80's hardcore punk movement. I find it hard to liken any current 'hardcore' bands to Minor Threat or The Exploited with the exception of maybe a few Streetpunk acts.

As for this album I don't really know whether to love it or to hate it though it has seen decent play in my stereo over the past few months.

Jesse (April 27, 2004)

The singer is totally trying to sound like Jello Biafra. I love drums on the few tracks that I've heard. Definitely channeling the spirit of Minor Threat on this one. I'd say it sounds like Minor Threat with Jello Biafra on the vocals, but there's also a feel for the Descendents in the way that the songs are written. I quite enjoy it.

kenfuggit (April 27, 2004)

I'd disagree with the "hardcore is a dying breed" type comment. There are so many awesome fucking hardcore bands around today its incredible.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

not first

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

It's dying for a reason.

and first

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

first. w00t-fucking-zor.

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