Monday, March 29, 2010
Parade of the Lifeless (USA) - The Anatomy of a People's Bondage (2000)
1. Flash in the pan
2. Is Suzy going to be late
4. The anatomy of a people's bondage
5. Blue eyed Jesus
7. The mind's quicker than the eye
8. Wind cries Mary
9. Doug Flutie loves his kiddie porn
10. Yes and no
Total playing time 29:16
NY madgrind, fast and scattered and down/out-rooted like the thunder-hits-tree process making the full-on Earth-Sky connection, roots in the clouds, roots in the ground. Somebody tell me, what sane grind band covers a Hendrix song? No sane band, man. No sane band. Named (adorably) after an Assück song, PotL sure don't suck ass. What they do is, they suck most of your organs right out of your ass, all the while sounding like a war-machine death-grind vacuum cleaner from the year two thousand and fifty six, but actually The Parade ended some time ago, that is, split after a split with Noisear and this one, a full-length, after these ten tracks, after these twenty-six minutes, and God knows how many drugs, mental disorders, Assück spins, and practice hours. And the speed. The speed...
"He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision—he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath—'The speed! The speed!'"
- Zmaj, Parade of the Lifeless, Heart of Grindness / Core of Grind
The end result ain't no rock 'n' roll. (Mediafire)
Erm, so, Paul (who played the guitars, bass, and the rest of that lot) left a comment uncovering my lack of knowledge in the field of PotL discography:
"...actually, we did the Noisear split, a Dahmer split; the full length, a 625 Trash comp, a Mortville tape comp, and our original lineup with Ratboy from EVTID has a very very limited tape release:::Thanks so much still for the comments after almost 10 years or something like that:::"
Seriously though, do yourself a favor and give this one a listen if you haven't already. It isn't often that you come by a grind album such as The Anatomy of a People's Bondage.