I hint upon the whole “midwestern aesthetic” on this blog occassionally. I am very proud to come from a place that has produced so much great music. However, the fact remains, that when I was 18, I FUCKIN’ HATED this place. I hated everything about it….and if I had the muscial chops back then to express this hatred it would have sounded alot like this single:
“One of these days Im gonna break out of this place
and then I’ll be on top of the whole fuckin human race.”
Yes, The Pagans… a true KBD fanband. Midwestern Punk Wrock at its uber-finest! But seriously, have you ever heard this single? It blows everything else they ever did clear out of the water! Listen to the bass! It’s tuned so ungodly low it just rattles….and c’mon, when Mike Hudson screams “Somebody Help Me Please!!” on “What’s This Shit Called Love”…you know there ain’t nothin in the world that can really help him.
A true “double A-side” if there ever was one. I couldn’t pick a fave if I tried.