Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Archers Of Loaf - White Trash Heroes LP - White Vinyl

Archers of Loaf - White Trash Heroes - 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:

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