Buried Treasures – 4/29/11 – Grungy
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.