Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Rocket From The Tombs- Demo 1975
As you probably already know, RFTT was one of those classic bands who would have been hugely influential had they ever recorded an album, but upon breaking up split into two great first wave punk bands from opposite ends of the spectrum: Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys (compare each of their first and second albums). I always found this strange, but I guess the pre-punk crowd in Cleveland, OH in the early to mid 70's was less the bustling (even though there were a lot of great bands...those big city assholes always get all the credit...fucking jerks).
This is the closest thing to an original RFTT album there is...a live to borrowed reel to reel through a reverb unit in their practice space to be broadcast on local radio a few days later. Early punk pushers of DIY.
Even the reunion show I saw (2004?) was great, this tape is much better (RNR always was, and always should be a young person's genre, even if reunited RFTT was way better than today's dumb ass youth...no fucking contest).