I think we can all agree that Assück destroyed! Faced with the impossible task of choosing one song of theirs to post, I erred on the side of sentimentality. "Corners," the version that appears on the No Idea comp, "Big Pants Waste Precious Fabric," was the first track I ever heard from these Florida sages of political (and "personal") grind. I was going through an anti-metal/grindcore phase (I guess it was a pro-Ebullition/Gravity phase), but my pretentious prejudice stood little chance against Assück's immense power. The clincher was definitely the lyrics. I wasn't about to tolerate (at that time) any silly occult/evil/gore-suffused nonsense, and the lyrics to "Corners" struck me as incredibly sincere. Later, the leftist diatribes on "Anticapital" would continue to win me to the band's side forever, inflaming the idealist in me, and pulling me out of the musical rut into which I had fallen. I still remember seeing them play and only being able to recognize "Corners"-- it being the only song of theirs I was familiar enough with (the indistinguishable blur of noise coming out of the amps was also a factor). So, yeah, everything they did was great, but for me this is where it started. We needn't get into a debate about which of their albums was the better; both are essential and luckily still available. Hail Assück!
Time does nothing but work against me.
I wake alone and walk alone between the walls
that insecurity has built around me.
Forced into circuits, into circles, into cycles.
I find all my refuge in corners.
It's the only place where things meet.
Old, weird show flyer: