Tense Equality Problem -Men’s Recovery Project
via The Golden Triumph of Naked Hostility (VMFM 40, 1998)
So many to choose from when it comes to hardcore’s influential golden absurdists.
Influential? You bet. Pedigree: Vermiform records, Born Against, Sam McPheeters. Nuff said.
“In the early 1990’s, the independent/DIY music world was a very serious place. Enter MRP, intent on pulling the pants down and spoiling the soup of all that was well and good. When no one wanted guitars to sound like puking pigs, they did it … when synthesizers were being thrown out and ridiculed, they dressed up like Patrick Henry and ate them. The world was retarded and they were the geniuses.Formed in 1993 by Sam McPheeters and Neil Burke , M.R.P. was a signature live act of the Parkinson’s Generation.Men’s Recovery Project have released over 200 songs on thirteen records and have toured seven times across the lower 48, Alaska and Japan.”
Down the road, I hear MRP’s synthed-out sickness in The Locust and especially in the LIghtning Bolt/Load/Paperrad aesthetic: big loud, brutal caveman pound but in RGB/neon colours with art school to back it all up.
I would have just posted a vinyl rip of side A of one of their 7”ers in its entirety, but that little piece of history was taken in a B&E five years ago. I thought of patching a string of my favourite blasts together in Audacity. Pass: pain in the ass.
Nope, you get one short song.
One of the reasons why I haven’t posted anything by the Locust, AxCx, or from Napalm Death’s landmark whirlwind grindocaust gwarrggghhh masterpiece Scum is because when it comes to daily audio posts up in this tumblr there can only be one.
Annoying? Maybe, but quality control isn’t supposed to not hurt. Anyways, I would like the post to be more than 20 seconds long. So the challenge is to find the most structurally-sound blast of spit and reflux, the best representative, especially for the uninitiated who might be listening, state a case, find that hook instead of just a half minute of WRRGHHKKKKKZKKKZKKRKKKZKKZGGGWARRRRGHHHH.
TL/DR: It doesn’t really matter. Lissen up.