Thursday, 7 May 2009

Dig Dat Hole - Kneejerk (1987)


So I wrote about DDH a while back and posted an old demo of theirs and talked about their shelved debut album that never saw the light of day. I just found it myself and here it is. I think Tod and the guys were in their prime with the first few Cop Shoot Cop releases (Headkick Facsimile, Consumer Revolt, White Noise) and this was the record that preceded it and it's right up there with those albums. The only thing that hadn't quite reached the level of CSC is the lyrics. Some of the lyrics on Kneejerk are immature and sometimes just plain stupid. One of the things I really love about CSC was their clever insight about politics, religion, and whatever else was pissing them off at the time and Kneejerk just isn't really up to par lyrically with CSC in my opinion.

13 comments:

  1. I'm showing problems with that file. Anyone else?

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  2. i'm having problems too, files for Six Good Reasons and I Exist seem to be corrupted :(

    anyways, thank you for giving us this ultra-rare DDH

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  3. Not sure why that's been happening so much lately. I've re-uploaded it and seems to be working fine now.

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  4. glad it works:) thanks again

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  5. amazed how good this one too! keep listening Kneejerk and agree with you - it stands up there with the first CSS releases.

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  6. Thanks for posting this. I followed CSC from pretty early on, but never heard the DDH material until your prior post.

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  7. Thanks for this... thought I missed my chance to hear any of this when the demo links were removed from the C$C site!

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  9. Thanks for posting this rarity. It filled a couple of blanks for me in noise rock history.

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  10. Any chance you can re up this? Been on a CSC kick lately and this was lost in a HD crash.

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  11. It's been re-uploaded. I know how it is. I get on CSC kicks myself.

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  12. Indeed the lyrics are weird and odd, but musically speaking, they were good, the drummer sound like he really know his stuff.

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  13. Hi,

    thanks for this great upload! I just wonder why the first track "Alone" sounds like a complete other recording? The Recording quality is far superior on all the other tracks.
    Is "Alone" really the opener on this vinyl, followed by the other songs?

    Greetings,
    René

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