BORN WITHOUT A FACE-Worship ep (Self released) 1986
The 2nd 7″ by Grand Rapids, Michigan band BORN WITHOUT A FACE. I don’t really know much too history about the band except: they had two or three cassette only releases, two 7″s and an appearence on”there’s a method to our madness” compilation lp. Members names were also mysterious as no information was ever given on their records or inserts. Mark Dancey was a founding member and went on to fame as the guitarist in Barry Hennslers post NECROS, grunge/funk band-BIG CHIEF. He was also an excellent artist who founded (along with Hennsler and BORED YOUTH’s Rob Michaels) the magazine MOTORBOOTY and was responsible for at least one of , grunge rockers SOUNDGARDENs album covers.
The music is pretty dark and intense as these guys started to mine a post-hardcore, metallic sound. Their first 7″ (posted HERE) was a bit more upbeat and was just a glimpse of things to come from this record.
I got to see them live a handful of times and they were equally intense. This is a damn fine, but completely forgotten, piece of Michigan punk and BORN WITHOUT A FACE were a totally underrated band as far as I’m concerned.
And YES, heartbreak hotel is indeed the ELVIS song……………………Enjoy !!!!
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