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Negative FX / Last Rights

Negative FX / Last Rights: Negative FX / Last RightsNegative FX / Last Rights (1996)
Taang!

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What hasn't been said about Boston hardcore? Natives and fans brag that it characterizes everything brutal and cold about the city, while those in opposition to its often violent antics use those very things to decry it. Whether you love Boston or not, though, you have to admit one thing: Scene i.
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What hasn't been said about Boston hardcore? Natives and fans brag that it characterizes everything brutal and cold about the city, while those in opposition to its often violent antics use those very things to decry it.

Whether you love Boston or not, though, you have to admit one thing: Scene icon Choke (a.k.a. Jack Kelly) is a fucking asshole these days.

The only reason to buy this is for the Negative FX album. For some reason, Taang! thinks we all want a complete portrait of his early career, so they also stuck the Last Rights EP and demos onto this disc. Last Rights are okayish, sluggish Oi!-inspired, typical Boston hardcore, much like SSD, DYS, D.C.'s Faith or Choke's Slapshot.

Negative FX are something else. Driven by snare, cymbal, and swirling guitar, they are without a doubt the originators of thrash hardcore and power-violence (if unintentionally). Even Choke's gruff voice influenced grind. At this point, he apparently wasn't much of an asshole (despite reportedly hitting audience members with a hockey stick), so the songs are surprisingly thoughtful and socially conscious. "Feel Like A Man" opens, and is a slower tune about male obligations to fit in and become a working drone. We are then treated to "Together," which blares out the speakers and kills everything in its path. Most songs have shout-alongs and stop-starts, now commonly used in hardcore, and there a few old-fashioned breakdowns thrown in for good measure. The songs are lucky to make the one-minute mark, and are performed with militaristic precision.

Oh yeah, and it's where NoFx GoT thEir NaMe!~*

 

 
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classwar (January 4, 2009)

You're speaking for Taang! now?

Personally, I think that its pretty cool that they put last rights on there. They could have put it on another c.d. and charged the same amount for it. This way they're killing two birds with one stone.

JakeRazor (December 19, 2006)

MIGHT MAKES RIGHT!!!!

This album rules, it's totally crazy and hard-hitting. Mad fast, and the sickest drums ever. Choke's voice is mind-blowing too.

Anonymous (September 17, 2005)

"cool that they start reviewing punk & hardcore stuff here"

It's sunday, classic reviews days, and since hardcore has pretty muched sucked since those days (save for the 1 hardcore review per review day)...yeah, you get my point.

Anonymous (September 15, 2005)

any kind of music from Boston rocks except the Dropkick Murphys

-sirens

Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

cool that they start reviewing punk & hardcore stuff here

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

""will , is this the best negative fx record??"

It's the only one."

No. Reflex records from Belgium has done their entire discography and it is choice: all their recorded material and one live track. They have also reissued Government Issue's "Boycott Stabb" LP as well as THE SINGLE GREATEST HARDCORE RECORD EVER............Jerry's Kids "Is this my world". the NegFX disco is the first in the series. Its pretty easy to find too.

-Ken

sXenester (September 12, 2005)

Scene Pride.

Gnash gnar gnar kill rabble ... yadda cetera...

Choke's fucking crazy... that flamboyantly gay, bleached hair, genre mainstay, hockey stick carryin', Bostonion loon.

Gahd, i'm fuckin' proud to see this on the site.

notfeelingcreative (September 11, 2005)

I know I have this around somewhere, but I can't fucking find it, thanksto these review, I now have something to do tonight, look for this album while I listen to Born Against!

gladimnotemo (September 11, 2005)

I've found this a couple times, but never really wanted to pick it up. One day, though.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

There's a demo comp, too, but it generally isn't as good as this and has the same songs.

-Will

xAllOutAdamx (September 11, 2005)

"will , is this the best negative fx record??"

It's the only one.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

boston hardcore is the best hardcore

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

will , is this the best negative fx record??

yayforapathy (September 11, 2005)

BSWill, you come off as an ass a lot, but you've written some pretty good reviews. Keep up the good work.

xAllOutAdamx (September 11, 2005)

Shut upppppppppppppppppppppppppp.

Last Rights were great. Negative FX are all kinds of hot shit, too.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

this was orginally on reflex?

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

Right wing? No. Violent Idiots occasionally? Yes.

BrandonSideleau (September 11, 2005)

I've actually never sat down and listened to Negative FX....and it's my own fault. A friend of mine told me they were into extreme right wing-ism and I actually believed him at the time. I'd like to kick myself.....I'm gonna go pick this up.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

I just spammed the site!

-Will

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

This review is pretty much shit, but I think it's spot on.

-Will

-baseheadsuicide@gmail.com

-www.expage.com/sel ectyourorder

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

Spazz put it best :

"Negative FX are constantly in my tape deck"

I have the poster insert from the Reflex discography staring me in the face as I type this.

-Ken

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