Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Aus-Rotten - Not One Single Fucking Hit Discography


Here it is people, the masters of mid 1990s anarcho-crust punk. Just looking at this thing makes me want to start sewing homemade patches with dental floss on my shorts. Inspired and pissed off lyrics chock full off nearly every social or political topic you can think of, with gut wrenching vocals and horrid guitar riffs sure to make your expensive iPod ear buds explode. Of course you've probably already heard most of this material at some point, but Aus-Rotten was one of those rare punk bands who were great enough to salt away for a few years and dust off for a rainy day, sounding just as incredible as they did the first few times around.

One of the seminal bands around serious anarcho punk, Aus-Rotten put together some of the more memorable records from my younger days, as I'm sure many others agree. Although this album doesn't contain their two later LPs, there's more than enough here to keep you busy. While the music was incredibly catchy and raucous for their genre, the lyrics were what really drew me in when I first dropped the record needle onto Fuck Nazi Sympathy. The quality progressed with each album, moving past the more simplistic themes of their early work, into full blown diatribes on political prisoners, transnational corporations, and nationwide boycotts.  

Whether it was Eric's atrociously grating vocals, the insane drumming, thunderous grainy bass lines or Dave's barking vocal style, Aus-Rotten captured people's attention for their almost 10 year existence. They were never the most technical or intelligent band out there, but there was something obviously special taking place within one of Pittsburgh's greatest bands. Weird feelings of nostalgia crept over me as I listened to some of these songs, so I hope you love (or hate) them as much as I do.

Not One Single Fucking Hit breaks down as follows:
Tracks 2-12: The System Works...For Them
13-17: Anti-Imperialist EP
18: Pogo Attack comp
20-24: Fuck Nazi Sympathy EP
25-26: Split with Naked Aggression 
27-29: Start a Riot comp

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2 comments:

  1. hahahah Alec,you fucking dick. Aus-Rotten on a fastcore blog? Fucking what?

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  2. Dude, I didn't post this. Whatever though. Aus-Rotten aren't terrible.

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