14 March 2010
DIET OF WORMS
Three weeks in a row with Oklahoma posts culled from the tapes that Blake lent me...and I haven't even dug into the BCT shit yet! DIET OF WORMS started in '83, and called it quits the following year. This EP is supposedly their entire recorded 'catalog' (seems logical, as they even included brief but the rather off putting Sabbath jam at the start of "Happy And Dumb," and why the fuck would you do that if you actually have more ripping hardcore tunes, right?), and was issued in 1990 by German label Old World, well renowned for giving second rate US 80s hardcore bands another shot at glory. The difference here is that DIET OF WORMS are first rate to the fullest! Barebones blown out thrashing hardcore with a fury that borrows blatantly from fellow Oklahomans N.O.T.A. and simplicity that reminds me of THE CLITBOYS (from my other hometown). These six tunes fukkn rule, and I thank whatever older, wiser punk shared them with Blake 20 years ago on this tape so that I could share them with you today without bending my rigid "cassette only" policy (thankfully I've got the vinyl version for the cover scan, but I can't really imagine that this demo released in 1984 would have been graced with full color rotten bananas...then again, maybe it would have). Now, if someone could just send me the NO DIRECTION and FACE FIRST demos, then we can make everyone happy!