mercoledì 17 febbraio 2016

Generation Gas

In an era where everything is available with just a couple of clicks, you gotta be extremely dedicated to find something really obscure. Today's 16 years old kids have a musical knowledge that I could only dream of at their age. Everyone knows everything in these days (well, they suppose to do). But apparently there's still something that needs to be discovered out there. The two uber-dedicated nerds behind Not Very Nice & General Speech managed to find a totally obscure recording session from the 80s that almost nobody has ever heard of. Of course there are tons of obscure demos out there, but this one has that peculiar characteristic that makes it totally worth: IT DOESN'T SUCK!! G-Gas is indeed an extremely good band! How the hell two kids from the midwest ended up discovering it is beyond my comprehension. Anyway, they hailed from Sapporo, Hokkaido and managed to record the 9 songs on side A around 1984. And now, for the very first time, they've finally been released to the masses. Side B has a live recording. They shared members with Tranquilizer & LSD. They indeed sound like a bit slower, less fuzzy and more controlled version of the first mentioned band. Well, at least on the studio session, the live material is indeed way closer to the Tranquilizer first flexi chaotic approach. An extremely well done release (that comes with pics, fliers & an interview), support Zach & Tom and the detailed and passionate job behind their releases!

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