Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Distorted Pony - Instant Winner
Guitarist David U. and bass-player Dora Jahr first played as Distorted Pony in 1986. They later added drummer Theodore Jackson and noise-guitarist Robert Hammer. Steve Albini recorded their two albums of angst-metal, Punishment (1992) and Instant Winner (1994).
Instant Winner put a stamp on the recording career of the resoundingly original Distorted Pony, a groundbreaking band from California in the late '80s and early '90s. Surprisingly, this postmortem collection of songs is the most cohesive of the band's recording career. Highlights include the stirring focus of "Lamb Stink" and "Big Sprawling Corrupt," with a focus on Dora Jahr's wrenching vocals. The band's penchant for dissonance continued, and the feedback and blistering guitars, bass and drums add up to a brilliant and encapsulating wall of sound. Trance Syndicate Records unveiled the band's final creation in 1994.
(Year of Release: 1994)
1. Dept. Of Existence
3. Lamb Stink
4. Big Sprawling Corrupt
5. Dollar Pizza
6. Slow Leak
7. Go Kart
10. Fifty Cent Pizza
11. A Fine View From The Temple
Download: Distorted Pony - Instant Winner (114MB)