Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Archers Of Loaf - White Trash Heroes LP - White Vinyl
Merge (2012, reissue)
This record sucks. It sucked in 1998, and after giving it a fresh listen, I can confirm that it, in fact, still sucks. Even the guy who wrote the reissue liner notes knows it sucks and spends half a record sleeve trying to convince you that it sucks for a reason. I couldn't tell you what the Archers were thinking when they dropped this turd back in '98, but I was not on board then and I'm still not now.
The only song on the entire record worth a lick of anything is Dead Red Eyes, and even that I would have just crammed in the middle of The Speed Of Cattle somewhere. Over the years, I have heard people say that this record was the transition record for Eric Bachmann from Archers to Crooked Fingers. He should have just made this a Crooked Fingers record, then I wouldn't have to buy it. Why did I have to buy this record you ask, especially when i still have the original vinyl from 1998? Just a sad record nerd keeping the collection complete. For everyone else, just go buy Icky Mettle instead.
Archers of Loaf - Dead Red Eyes: