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Spazz

Spazz: Crush Kill DestroyCrush Kill Destroy (1999)
Slap a Ham

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The final full-length release by this unholy trio from California. For those who have no idea, Spazz were the undisputed OG's of west coast powerviolence in the 1990's. They took the sound pioneered by bands like Crossed Out and No Comment and added a unique blend of self-referential humor to crea.
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The final full-length release by this unholy trio from California. For those who have no idea, Spazz were the undisputed OG's of west coast powerviolence in the 1990's. They took the sound pioneered by bands like Crossed Out and No Comment and added a unique blend of self-referential humor to create a hilarious but brutal genre.

While most Powerviolence is an amlagamation of slow moshy-parts mixed with blastbeat insanity, Spazz's final studio album forgoes a lot of the slow parts and gets straight to the killing.

The LP opens with Max Ward throwing down a fast 1-2 1-2 beat which is brought to an immense crecendo of feedback and drums. The lyrics on this are split pretty evenly amongst the three members, each who have their own vocal style. Chris has a nice hardcore shout while Max contributes with furious screaming. Dan, the guitar player sounds like a cross between Cookie monster having an orgasm and Fozzy Bear from the muppets on a Long-island Bender.

The songs are about friends, record collectors, sparse political ramblings and outright emo destruction. Standout tracks are "Not Even Phased", "Hardcore Before Mark McCoy was Emo Semen" and the anthemic title track "Crush Kill Destroy."

Truly one of the best Hardcore releases from the Slap A Ham dynasty, and one of the best hardcore records to come out of the 20th century.

Here are some sample lyrics from "Campaign for Emo Destruction":

"dropping your mic to sing on the floor
that never was or will be hardcore
put on a show for little petty page
phony tears instead of rage
pretend you're sensitive so you get laid
you're a wolf in thrift clothing, they're your prey
spock can't get laid any other way"

 

 
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eatdogs (August 20, 2007)

"Dan, the guitar player sounds like a cross between Cookie monster having an orgasm and Fozzy Bear from the muppets on a Long-island Bender."

heh heh i lol'd.

i think i have seen this for sale on amazon for like 99 bucks or somethin'.

Anonymous (July 22, 2005)

yer all little culture deprived dingle berries SPAZZ SPUNK ROX you INTO my subMISSION get into a midgets rectum

CRUSH KILL DESTROY
...GUmmmo FUCK you its gummo, fuck ,

CHARLES BRONSON SPAZZ = ALL YOU NEED
( vitamin water)

Hasta, Brux
"Cut the label game bullshit, its all hardcore punk rock'

Anonymous (June 5, 2004)

fuckin love this album! glad i spotted this CD in a metal store over here in leeds england..... mike 07813 920 882

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

"This band fucks each other in the ass after every practice. Fucking trash. If you have this CD light the motherfucker on fire. If you downloaded it, set the fuckin computer on fire too cause it's very likely you've got massive quantites of gay porn all of your fuckin harddrive too."

I wasnt gonna listen to what you told me to do but then I realized how well you use the words fuck and mother fucker and I took your advice. Thank you for not living an idiots life!

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

"Drank 6 forties in a row. Ruled the pit at every show. Not even Phased. Thin and pale like a ghost. Dead boy hitchhikes up the coast. Not even Phased. Poor and hungry but he'd give the shirt off his back, hope he's front and center next time we come back."

My favorite SPAZZ song ever.

-ken

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

Slap a ham releases that are fucking mint:

-NoComment 7"
-Fuck on the Beach "Power violence forever" LP
-Capitalist Casualties dicography CD
-Hellnation "Cheerleaders for Imperialism" LP
-YACOPSAE "Eiswilliege Vernitchung" LP

What are your favorites? (they are all essential, of course)

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

My penis is erect

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

This band fucks each other in the ass after every practice. Fucking trash. If you have this CD light the motherfucker on fire. If you downloaded it, set the fuckin computer on fire too cause it's very likely you've got massive quantites of gay porn all of your fuckin harddrive too.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOO!

good stuff

only thrash band i really enjoy.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

Score's for Slap A Ham, and this band. And their 30-second song on the Fat comp. And this record in general.

- Fatty Arbuckle

Anonymous (May 10, 2004)

BSD sucks fucking dick

SOYBOMB (May 9, 2004)

Because you like phony hardcore?

Whatever. This band is so good.

-BSD

----

Bwahahaha, with my secret revealed I'll now go back to listening to The Darkness now.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

Oh yea, and, uhh...SPAZZ is fuckin' key.

-MATEO

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

Dear Ken,
Do a fuckin' R.A.M.B.O review!

-MATEO D'CAY

Anonymous (May 8, 2004)

all i have to say is the following:

HEY BOB WHAT'S UP?! HEY BOB WHAT'S UP?! HEY BOB WHAT'S UP?!

Anonymous (May 8, 2004)

This cd is awesome but I like La Revancha the best. It has a Kool Keith intro, does it get better than that. Anyone remember bands like No Less and deadbodieseverywhere?

i-type-poorly (May 8, 2004)

yeah, the album came out a while ago, but the review was this week.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

powerviolence is the best style of punk ever. thats right fuck all your hardcore, emo, and so called punk. I said it.

FortyMinutesWest (May 7, 2004)

"Making fun of emo is the new emo."

Look at the release date.

Anyway, Spazz ruled, as did Slap A Ham.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

Spazz was one of the first bands of this type that I actually liked. In one interview, they mention forgetting dozens of their songs because of the profuse number they had and were writing.

Its really good stuff, with alot more going on than you think and i honestly think they're really melodic.

As for them being a novelty, I think one of they're unintentional themes as a band was that novelty bands aren't the ones with a sense of humor, they're the ones without one passing themselves off as genuine music.

Awesome band.

wyzo

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

powerviolence sucks....now enzymocore, that's the good shit.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

This band is God-awful! Wow, the guy who gave this 5 stars belongs in a mental ward.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

I don't know... Most powerviolence bands I know of don't take themselves too seriously.

-BSD

slippy (May 7, 2004)

This band is pretty decent, but I think they are more of a novelty to me than other bands like this.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

Also, do you guys not want my reviews anymore?

I'm pretty sure everyone who'd like Spazz already has this, and my Screamers review is a bit more relevant...

-BSD

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

"Thanks for posting the lyrics, I'll be sure to stay away from this album.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-"

Because you like phony hardcore?

Whatever. This band is so good.

-BSD

notfeelingcreative (May 7, 2004)

Hell yeah, this band is da shit!

SOYBOMB (May 7, 2004)

Thanks for posting the lyrics, I'll be sure to stay away from this album.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Blarg (May 7, 2004)

Mighty Morphin Powerviolence!

i-type-poorly (May 7, 2004)

No way, man; Spock can get laid. Making fun of emo is the new emo.

AmericanIdle (May 7, 2004)

Good album, crappy review.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

hopefully last.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

first!

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