Thursday, January 4, 2018
Yet another ancient goody out of the tape box....
Prosthetic Heads were a local ChCh (NZ) hardcore band back in the mid- late 90's. This tape hails from 1997. It is, as I understand it, the only thing they ever released. A very tight sounding band so they'd obviously done their homework before they recorded this.
Recorded at Nightshift studios, it's a really good recording and a sweet mix.
For lovers of Minor Threat, Fugazi, Bad Brains type of hardcore punk mixed up with a grunge element if you like. I think I can hear 'Green River' in there somewhere.....and probably Danzig era Misfits. You get the idea, thrashy, anthemic choruses, short songs. It's probably grunge inspired punk thrash pop.....? Who knows, if you like punk rock, you'll probably dig it. If you like Mariah Carey, then fuck off.
There's also a back yard, garage rock, home brew influence on these guys. The local sound is not lost on me. I know it and they have it. The fact that they reference Speights Ale on the inner sleeve gives them 10 points in my book for a start.
The full cassette cover is quite large and has a lot of details on it so I've uploaded it with the music so you won't miss out on anything.
Thrash out & be a Lout.....