Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thee Hydrogen Terrors - Terror, Diplomacy & Public Relations



In my opinion, one of the most important questions one should ask oneself while listening to any style of music is "Does this music make me feel incredibly badass?" This album provides an immediate and resounding "Yes" with its opening track "Mexico!" and the rest of the album follows suit. I've had 4 or 5 tracks from this album on my computer for quite a few years, but I was able to successfully download the full album off soulseek just a few days ago, and have been loving it. Recorded in 1996 and a product of Providence's Fort Thunder, the coke-induced and slurred vocals, the handful of chords used, and the general "who gives a fuck?" attitude makes this a prime example of what it is to be a "badass." One of the many solid releases from Load Records.


- Dan

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9 comments:

JW said...

Interestingly, the bass on this one is played by Dan St. Jacques who ended up playing in a number of other awesome Providence noisey bands (in order of interestingness) -- Olneyville Soundsystem, Landed, Vincebus Eruptum, Redrum Ramrod.

JW said...

oops he was on the OTHER record :)

Bárbara Scarambone said...

love it!! thank you ;)

Anonymous said...

wow, this is some hot shit that i forgot ever existed. many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thee Terrors were one of the few bands that could unite the punks, rockers, and art punks in Providence. Everyone agreed that they were fucking incredible. Watching Guy pace back and forth during live performances of "The Enemy Mancini" was dope as hell.

Robert Jaz said...

I am positive that the vocals were in no way coke induced, or under the influence of any alcohol, weed, acid, speed or anything else - just badazzmojo. Remember, this was Guy! and there is no other like him!

Matthew D said...

Just incredible! I never got to see them live, I wasn't 21 at the time they played Lounge Ax with Six Finger Satellite. Oh cruel fate! Love this LP! Nice post!

Anonymous said...

I saw them at Terrastock in Providence which took place in April of '97? It was at an old massive (textile?) factory in Olneyville - it had two huge red and white striped towers. Still to this day one of the best live performances I've ever seen! They came on right after Windy & Carl and blew the doors off the place! Other memorable acts were Hovercraft and Bevis Frond.

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