Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trusty - Kathy's Keen 7"

Trusty - Kathy's Keen 7" by Tim PopKid
Trusty - Kathy's Keen 7", a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
DeSoto (1992)

Trusty has been a band that I have enjoyed for quite some time and their 2 full length albums that came out on Dischord are absolutely essential albums. (Side note, I only have The Fourth Wise Man on CD and need to rectify that soon). I have long called Trusty the best band to ever put out a record on Dischord. This is a comment that tends to upset people, so I try to say it as often as possible. Also, I absolutely believe this statement.

Trusty has always had a knack for releasing hooky, hi tempo songs that showed influences of the punk, mod, pop and the DC scene they became part of. The songs on this 7" are no exception. It's probably fair to say they lean a bit more to the punk side than most of the songs on their full lengths, but in no way are the tunes and melody compromised by this. An absolutely fantastic single that I'm extremely happy to add to the collection after all these years.

I can't find full versions of these songs streaming anywhere, but I did find a site where you can listen to a sample of each song and even buy the Mp3s if you're so inclined.

Trusty - Kathy's Keen:

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