13 April 2010
THIS BITTER LESSON
THIS BITTER LESSON released the little known Value Of Defiance demo in 1982, and this one came a year earlier. Many of the same tracks are on both releases, but this tape also has "Volume Control," "Perfection" and a couple of others. The shit was way out of order and the song titles are all hand scrawled on a note that came tucked inside, so it's quite possible that I've misnamed something...the earth will continue to rotate - just barely. This is quintessential anarcho art/punk...10 songs that bridge the gap between rudimentary UK punk and noisy self indulgent pieces focusing more of sounds and the spoken word. Claire's voice is in a league with Eve Libertine/CRASS, especially during the spoken bits...enjoy.