Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oasis Of The Shit

I love finding new favorite records. Just when you're getting jaded about music, you discover yet another overlooked, should-be classic, and it renews your once tireless search to unearth other such gems. This treasure hunt led me to the "Agitator" LP by Whipped (Outcast Records, 1995); I have to thank Brandon once again for supplying the map. The last post was a teaser for what Whipped would do two years later on this LP, which is a twisty adventure through the sardonic and impassioned hearts and minds of a small group of Seattle crusties. Expect no boring formulas, though; they're much faster than peace punk, sometimes nearing grind velocity, but don't expect brooding, metallic Nausea-crust either. They do throw in some awesome metal chugging, but it doesn't dominate the writing. And from song to song, you never know what to expect from the multi-faceted vocal attacks, except that there will be some snotty yelling and screaming at some point. What you can certainly expect over all is a powerful hardcore punk experience that will leave you asking where this band has been all your life!

Enjoy

15 comments:

RyGar said...

I know what you mean about discovering new bands. I've been slowly descending into a Howard Hughes, hermit lifestyle, and thus hadn't had any friends over to bring new sounds to my ears. If it wasn't for the valiant efforts of people like you, and the other bloggers, I'd never have regained my former passion. Thanks, I'm excited for this one.

Unknown said...

Oh no! The whipped album is gone!

Batguano said...

It's back up now- thanks for the alert!

Anonymous said...

please, the link is dead...

Batguano said...

Okay, check the link now... should work.

Anonymous said...

thanx a lot for this repost...

Batguano said...

Hey, my pleasure!

Anonymous said...

link is gone again:(

Hector Gallardo said...

I NEED THIS!

galloping glen said...

any chance of a re-up? im not sure if this blog is dead, but i really appreciate all of your hard work, and this is a rare one to find on the net....its no longer anywhere else. thanks!

Hector Gallardo said...

Whoah... I actually got a notification about this posting. I forgot about this blog. I finally found my copy of the album and bought a new turntable. I've now ripped this album. I can put it up on Dropbox if anyone wants it.

galloping glen said...

yes PLEASE i appreciate your hard work, and if its on dropbox let me know where. thanks. alpha1213@yahoo.com or ill check back here thanks man - glen

Hector Gallardo said...

HERE IT IS! Direct link to a Dropbox folder with the whole album. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fhfxc1ru0wx3pvj/AAAMNYeGBfU4Hr-0I12H2YF4a?dl=0
Enjoy the hell out of it.

Hector Gallardo said...

Unfortunately, due to some extremely heavy rotation, lending out, serious abuse, and all out maniacal hardcore, there are a few skips and scratches here and there, but still acceptable

galloping glen said...

thanks again Hector...i appreciate the hard work...and im sure others will also=] especially thanks to whipped! i have the album but need a new copy...huge gouge side a, and inhumane split, and ep....i still really want any tapes from the band also...one of my favorite bands period.