Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Guy Fighting Himself


Al (Flipside): What's going on on the "Conquest For Death" cover?
Todd: It's supposed to be a guy fighting himself...

The Necros Conquest For Death 12 inch. When this came out some folks were disappointed that this wasn't as crazy as the 7 inch of the same name and that The Necros had started to grow their hair out. I remember people thinking this was an attempt to "sell-out," but what the fuck? This record is one of the finer moments in hardcore and was the inspiration for me to paint their logo on the leather I had, but could never wear, because it never dipped below 80 degrees where I grew up. And though I can't really put it into words, there was something really haunting and appealing to me about that cover. Hardcore rules, and this record exemplifies why it did, and why it always will. Fuck the haters.


19 comments:

Troy said...

Are you old enough to remember when this came out??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2PLb_sTEw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsgsgHHRkdY&feature=related

These videos are great for early 1983

Troy

Aesop said...

Yes, I saw them around '84-85. I am 37.

brendan said...

http://www.pbase.com/murraybowles/image/34008557

Everybody regrets a a show or two that they missed. For me the tops were Necros in a backyard in Campbell, CA and the time I couldn't go out on a school night to see Celtic Frost/Voi Vod.

Aesop said...

Yes, I am sad to say that I never saw VoiVod. I once was grounded and had to miss Van Halen. When I saw The Necros it was at a poolside BBQ at an apartment complex in Ft Lauderdale. I am not certain of the year. Perhaps Mark Underground or Jeff Hodapp can confirm the year. The Abusers opened, and some other band that was forgettable. It was my first "real" punk show.

Anonymous said...

FXXK the haters indeed-these songs will always be amongst the top songs I enjoy to cruise to. I even like the last release they did-Ihad a cassette forgot the name, memories.

Great stories as well, I wasn't but a little knee-biter back in eighty tree, but do remember my friends older bro having a flier and poster up on the wall-you know which one, the infamous Misfit/Necros 'Wolf' 'Beware' one. Thanks Aesop>>Rg<<

Steven said...

This fucking rules - you are my new favorite blog hands down.

Anonymous said...

don't remember a ft. laud show...we opened for them in Gainesville in 1983. They were great - the overall experience was rather unpleasant tho.

Jeff H

Aesop said...

Unpleasant? In what way?

brandi said...

Whoa, I was grounded and had to miss Van Halen, too! What was that 1984?

Aesop said...

Earlier, Diver Down tour.

Anonymous said...

well, You know how you plan an event & think it's going to be great & it isn't...Necros headlined at the second of our meticulously planned "slamfest" events - 1st one in 82 was great - This one in 83 had it's problems (equipment issues, audience issues, police issues - the hippie-owner of the space was arrested mid-show). Some Necros were not too amused by all this (can't totally blame them) & less amused when some slamming kid went flying backward & broke their snare stand. Their set was great - tho some of the crowd turned against them after their drumset tantrum. This show and a couple others led me to the realization that "promoting" shows was best left to others.

jeff h

Arend said...

This one came up weird when I downloaded it. Three songs had track numbers attached, and the rest didn't. When I looked up a Necros discog to find the proper order of the tracks, it didn't quite match. I've got two copies of "Search for Fame", I don't seem to have "No One" or "Police Brutality", and the track list I found for the album doesn't include "Take 'Em Up".

Aesop said...

Hmmm, I'll check into it.

Aesop said...

Okay, fixed with a cool flier thrown in as a bonus. Very sloppy of me.

Arend said...

Thanks! This is a really great album!

lil m said...

yo Aesop thanx for the necros

i like how only 6 people have downloaded this really rare record from zshaRE, but there are 15 comments... and even a complaint...

WEB SOFTIES...

lil mike here...

yeah i think i saw the necros too, in a church basement in Dc...

i do know hilsinger and i took corey rusk out for his first sushi ever at country station on Mission with Bambi from the Mudwimin once...

despIte his big city CEO status, being a solid midwestern boy, he didn't really seem enthralled by the sushi concept...or the quirky JAPANESE COWBOY atmosphere

ps my google comment verification code for your blog is "jewoquft"

rock n roll daddy o

Aesop said...

Hey, Mike. Cool to see you post here. The discrepancy in comments/downloads is due to me using a new link.

I miss Country Station.

Bob said...

I had to snag this. I loved these guys when I was perma attached to my skateboard.

Anonymous said...

404