Thursday, February 26, 2009
Autistic Behavior - "Shattered Cattle" + more
I got this little collection about a year ago via F.O.D. They posted a bulletin on Myspace with a link. I think this must be from 1981... 1982 the latest. 16 tracks. No song titles or art are included. If anyone can help with that or any other info, please leave a comment!
I saw these guys play many shows in Philadelphia back then. I took that photo of the singer up there. Not sure where, though. I know I saw them with Bad Brains, with Minor Threat and a few other times. I always enjoyed them. They were like Magazine with a harder sonic attack. But maybe I just think that because the guy was a dead-ringer for Howard Devoto; sounded a lot like him, too.
Though this wouldn't be considered very "Hardcore" today, back then it was all more open and unregimented. The phrase "LoudFastRules" had yet to be coined.
They have 2 songs on the "Get Off My Back" Philly hardcore compilation (which is all I thought was ever available). I highly recommend you go back to my earliest postings and get that, too, if you haven't done so already. Those 2 songs are on here, too, in a rougher form. There are some live tracks here and the sound quality varies greatly. Generally it's "OK". Especially considering the recording options available to such a band back then.
Get it HERE. 128kbps, as I got it from F.O.D.