Monday, January 7, 2008

Pagan Icons

I don't know much, but I do think this ep by Saccharine Trust from 1981 never got the attention it deserved. Jack Brewer's frantic vocals and Joe Baiza's scraping tinny guitars make "Pagan Icons" a tense affair. As claustrophobic as a grimy L.A. apartment in Summertime, it's uncomfortable, it's creepy, it's desperate, and the whole thing ends with "Human Certainty", perhaps one of the greatest songs of all time. Decide for yourself.

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4 comments:

ahem said...

fantastic blog and i love rudimentary peni - you win!

i totally agree about this EP, it's a highly-underrated classic. great posts - thanks a lot

Aesop said...

Thank you very much. Keep checking back. New stuff every day.

ido said...

One of my all time favorites. This and "Surviving You, Always" made a huge impact on me. Really feel like this band never, and still hasn't, gotten its full due.

disengagementinc said...

Yeah, Sac. Trust really want there they wanted to go, they didn't give a crap who they alienated. I agree with the other poster- 'Surviving you always is great too.