Wednesday, December 12, 2007

To Speak The Truth

Absurd are probably best known for being the teenage murderers of a classmate and for later adopting an extreme racist viewpoint, but those gawk factors aside, Absurd were a great high school punk band. "Facta Loquuntur" is by no means a musical monument. However there exists an undeniable charm and purity to this album. Absurd had limited musical ability, and living in East Germany, limited access to outside influences. This is perhaps is why musically Absurd are more punk than black metal. As awkward as their age and as depressing as their country, "Facta Loquuntur" is pure primitave teenage cult angst. Though Absurd have always existed in some form another, to me, this is their only "real" record. It has been reissued a few times by various politically motivated record labels but here we have the original No Colours pressing from 1996.


Mr Phreek said...

This is so cute! The songs with the clean singing vocals actually remind me of The Mob (the UK CRASS friendly band), but for some reason, the whole thing reminds me a lot of The Shaggs, haha.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Love this show. Recently discovered your blog, as well as Ludicra; very much looking forward to 'The Tenant'. Many thanks, blog henceforth bookmarked. Amazing stuff!