AKA, perhaps not coincidentally, "The Nine Baddest Ass Bands of My Youth."
- Karp: Bacon Industry
- Hose Got Cable: Fuck
- Jesus Lizard: Gladiator
- Jaks: Cock of the Walk
- Craw: 405
- Fugazi: Rend It
- Drive Like Jehu: Atom Jack
- Sonic Youth: Hey Joni
- Unwound: For Your Entertainment
This mix is firstly a reflection of what I've been listening to lately—too much work + too much stress + not enough decompression = a strong desire to listen to ass-kicking music from the era in my life when I most felt some urge to kick ass, in a primal sort of way. Not that I was ever that primal of a person. Or an ass-kicker an any remotely literal sense of the phrase.
Secondly it's an extension of the question I asked the other day: could there ever be another Fugazi? Likewise could there ever be another Drive Like Jehu? Another Karp? Another Jesus Lizard? Do these successors exist and I'm just deaf to them because I have no need for others in my life? Probably. Probably I'm just a nostalgic crank. At the same time, these songs inspire me to say, simply and directly, screw you—I don't care!