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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This one's for U

Unsane - Unsane

This alphabetical challenge is driving me unsane...New York City's Unsane, that is. If you’re not familiar with them, then where the fuck have you been? They play aggressive noise rock. In their earliest incarnation as a power trio, Unsane have a driving rhythm section, a screaming Telecaster howl, & distorted vocals. This line-up included: Chris Spencer (vocals, guitar); Pete Shore (bass); & Charles Ondras (drums). They began playing NYC low-life clubs in 1989. It was at clubs like CBGB's that the band developed their trademark sound.

This, their self-titled debut, was recorded 16 January 1991 at Fun City & released on Matador Records in 1991. The cover is a photo of a decapitated man lying across train tracks, which sets the tone for the seething aggression of this album. In 1992, Unsane's drummer Charles Ondras died of a drug overdose & thing would never be quite the same for the band. Before the band released their follow-up album, Matador compiled & issued a collection of Unsane's early singles/compilation tracks, called Singles: '89-'92. It is perhaps Unsane's defining moment.

Year of Release: 1991
Label: Matador OLE 009-1
Genre: Noise, Hardcore
Bitrate: 320kbps


Side A -
Organ Donor
Cracked Up

Side B -
Action Man
White Hand

Download: Unsane - Unsane
Download Size: 84.55MB (ripped at 320Kbps)


Zer0_II said...

One of my favorite albums. I had planned to post this here eventually, but you beat me to it. Great share my friend.

* * e d o * * said...

nice one - had this when it first came out and haven't listened to it in years.
dig the blog! care to trade blog rolls with mine?

Zer0_II said...

It's sad to look back at this post years later and see that the Know Your Conjurer blog is gone, along with so many other good ones. I feel so fortunate that we have lasted 7 years, which doesn't happen too often in this little niche of ours.

On a positive note, at least there are a ton of old, yet working, download links now.