I cannot express how essential this 1994 cassette only release is. FOSSIL FUEL were a studio only (or bedroom exclusively) SOCKEYE side project, and this 60 minute tape is nothing but pure Midwest drunken brilliance. Take teen angst, adolescent innocence and a brain treated by electro shock therapy and inject the perspective that can only come from adults who should know better - but don't. Total genius in the form of songs like "Weather Will Fuck You Up," "Alternative Kids Get Dead," "Michigan Is Shaped Retarded," and "Steal Your Face What" compliment works of lyrical genius that have rarely been equalled and never topped: "The 12 Step Program you're a dick // The 12 Step Program you're fucked unless you follow it now // The 18th step is to erase your nuts // Go and get killed you satanic motherfucker // You're gonna have an upinverted (sic) pentagram on your fukkn nuthole. " Yeah, I told you the shit rules - now download this immediately and get ready to go to school.
For those of you who missed this crew on their first visit to Terminal Escape. please revisit the ASSClean As A Butt demo. More of the same irreverent nonsense...the fact that this can somehow qualify as music is one of the many reasons that I still love (and will always love) punk.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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