Thursday, July 4, 2013

Holy crap! New (old) Bl'ast!

I've never been a fan of the "Black Flag" sounding Black Flag. I like their early stuff, but the short shorts Rollins/noodly Ginn stuff never really did it for me. Loose Nut was actually the first thing I got from them, and I tried to like it before thinking it was totally boring and giving up on them for years.

Bl'ast! was another story. They did Black Flag better than Black Flag. Maybe it helped that they had a song on 120 Minutes talking about shredding (surfing/skating, same thing). But they were way more aggressive. And you can see that by the longevity of singer Clifford. He's since been in Spaceboy, Gargantula and currently Dusted Angel, showing the same ferocity live. Even after years of singing about weed, he's anything but laid back in a live setting.

While we're on the subject, Mankind Records was supposed to release the M.A.D. demo (pre Bl'ast!) a while ago, but they're notoriously slow. Here's hoping that still sees the light of day at some point.

More info on this upcoming Bl'ast! release here.

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