Filed under: Australia
Mass Appeal - Nobody Likes A Thinker EP 12″ (Waterfront Records) 1986
Well I’d guess that I’m probably responsible for the new Australia category being made since it suddenly appeared after I bitched about there not being one in my last post, so I might as well get it off to a good start hahaha. The first word that comes to mind when trying to describe Mass Appeal is simply “thrash”. This is basically fast hardcore with a metal touch. While researching information on this band, I found out they’ve just recently re-issued this album on CD this year:
“Remastered and re-issued version of a true Aussie classic. 39 songs over 2 discs including a whole stack of rare live and demo tracks: Plus the complete set from their legendary D.R.I. support show! Includes 20 page booklet with Ben Brown’s amazing artwork throughout.”
http://missinglink.net.au/ is where to get that.
So yeah, I don’t know who Ben Brown is but I guess he did the cover art for this album. He’s probably someone important that I’m going to seem like an idiot for not knowing, or maybe not, who cares. Anyway, this album is actually a 12″ but it might as well have been a 7″ considering it’s only 7 songs. Rat In A Hole is a blazing fast song that shows off their metal influence and is by far the best song, while I.V. Me and Deadheads are also highlights of this album. This EP is for people who don’t mind a little metal in their punk such as (D.R.I. I guess) Attitude Adjustment, Intense Degree, Ludichrist, etc.
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