Great snotty Stooges guitar punctuating every vocal line, both dripping with disdain.
If this were not reissued on a "real" label it'd be a DIY psych/hardrock/punk holy grail.
from our distro:
Originally released 20 years ago, Metallic Diseases is the most
intense blast of guitar squalling heat never to find its proper
audience. Truly unhinged at times (“Cans”), sublimely dreamlike and
understated at others (“Shake Off”), this debut album fuses the best
lineage of droning, hard-rocking sounds (“USA” makes a perfect amalgam
of Suicide’s “Rocket USA” and the Stooges’ “1969”) with a gestalt that
pushes it right over the cliff, as “Western Man” is the kind of
prophetic call to arms that Spacemen 3 tried to communicate through
“Revolution” (itself a rewrite of “Black to Comm”).
few who heard this LP when it was released flipped out, as it deserved
to be lauded along with its immediate precursors like Union Carbide
Productions and Les Thugs—that rare blend of punk / noise / psych /
groove that they just never made enough of to go around. Indeed, the LP
was almost impossible to find Stateside at the time, leaving the few
diehards to put it on want lists in MRR. Now, Holy Mountain and Tlön
Uqbar have made it easy for everyone to simply step up to the altar and
take a sip of this precious fluid while it is in season—one more time.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 June, 2011.