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Buried Treasures – 4/29/11 – Grungy

29 April 2011 7 Comments

By: Andrew

The biggest criticism of Default is that they lack originality. Hello! Their name is DEFAULT. And if that’s not enough, they’re affiliated with Chad Kroeger. I’ve always been a fan of Dallas Smith’s voice and “Sick & Tired” is one of my favorite tracks by the band. It’s off their debut record, The Fallout, which also boasted the smash hit “Wasting My Time.”

Stabbing Westward is a name the younger generation doesn’t know and our generation has likely forgotten. They were relentlessly compared to Nine Inch Nails. I always understood the comparison, but I felt they were more Depeche Mode than anything else. “Shame” is a powerful track from their 1996 release, Wither Blister Burn & Peel. Listen to it loud or don’t listen at all.

You need to know King’s X. “Cigarettes” is my favorite track from Dogman, and perhaps my favorite song in their entire catalog. An amazing band. Great, great song.

Bad Brains. They’ve influenced everyone from Deftones to the Beastie Boys and everyone in between. One of the most influential bands in music history. Turn this up, and get acquainted, or reacquainted, with a band years and years ahead of their time.

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  • StrmChsr said:

    This is a “before bed” kinda thingy. I’m fresh off the Metallica article and wanting to share my thoughts.

    Sick And Tired: I only know the singer’s name b/c he was on AKF but this track proves he can sing his balls off.

    Shame: Too late to listen to loud, but looooooove this song. When I was a kid I thought he was screaming HOW CAN I HAVE SEX WITHOUT YOU.

    Cigarettes: How good is this song? I converted Dogman to mp3 years back. Been a decade since I listened to this song. It’s been far too long. This will be my sleeptime song tonight.

    Soulcraft: H.R. is playing in Brooklyn btw. Dug his reggae solo stuff. Kids, Bad Brains is where it’s at. Forget the fact they’re black. They single handedly perfected and influenced multiple genres. Like with Shame it’s too late to get pumped but definitely need to revisit this song.

    GREAT ARTICLE. I forward all these BT posts to my cousin. They’re for the most part always a trip down memory lane for me and for 20 year old kid they’re eye opening.


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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:

    Thank you for the analysis and compliments. It means a lot.

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  • i-o-u said:

    Keep doing these. Love them!

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  • Andy said:

    Weird, I’ve been jamming a lot of Stabbing Westward lately. I sincerely think all four of their albums were incredible (yes, even the self-titled one). A very under-rated band and I still hold out hope that they’ll get back together at some point in the near future. Hell, every other ’90s band is jumping on the nostalgia reunion thing, why not these guys?

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:


    I never had the opportunity to see them, so I’d welcome a reunion with open arms. Maybe they could tour with Soul Coughing. A little Super Bon Bon every now and then wouldn’t hurt.

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  • Andy said:

    ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach,

    Stabbing Westward? Soul Coughing? Hey, I hear they’re making another Spawn movie. Maybe we can have a Spawn The Album: Pt. II. I don’t know if the guys from Silverchair and Incubus are still into collaborating with techno artists, though.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:


    As long as Filter is on the CD, I say they go for it!

    Interestingly enough, Dallas Smith from Default claimed he’s learned a lot as a vocalist from Daniel Johns of Silverchair. I find that interesting. Silverchair put out some really great tunes over the years.

    Incubus would probably be into collaborating with techno artists, though.

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