Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Embarrassment - Heyday 1979-1983
The Embarrassment suffered from making the wrong music in the wrong place at the wrong time. It also didn't help that they only stuck around for 4 years. These guys come from Wichita Kansas, a place not really known for its music scene. Despite the fact that they created some of the most original music of the time (to this day I have heard few bands that sound anything at all like them) The Embarrassment only had a very small loyal fan base, while their coastal contemporaries (groups like Mission of Burma and The Minutemen) enjoyed more large scale success and a larger cult following in the years following each band's demise. Heyday consists of a disc of the majority of the band's proper releases, and a second disc of b-sides, rarities, and live cuts. This is a band where the only thing I can say to accurately describe their music is "really fucking good." Just download this record, you won't be disappointed.
Download Disc 1
Download Disc 2