Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vitus

I know the writing has been kind of skimpy lately, but what more could I possibly say about one of my all time favorite bands that I didn't already say here. Enjoy their deeply moving first album.

26 comments:

e normous said...

aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. LATELY. not lateley.

Anonymous said...

Great band, one of my favourites as well, thanks for all the BM recommendations, Bone Awl, Bilskirnir Lord Hitler etc...

Mike
Australia

z said...

I remember getting this from SST mailorder, I really miss the days of catalogs....

SKV said...

I bought this album on the cover art alone from a chain record store that had a tiny punk section back in the day and I instantly became a fan. Saw the orig. line up at 688 in Atlanta. Most people like Wino but I'm decidedly a Scott Reagers fan. The first two records are wonderful.

Ragin' Ron said...

essential fucking doom

Dave G said...

Thanks Aesop. I had a momentary loss of sanity a few years back and sold all my SAINT VITUS vinyl...sometimes I am a real dope. I love the album cover for this record. It is so minimally perfect.

SOLANA DIAZ said...
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Aesop said...

Hey, Solana, I got it, Thanks.

alcolmx said...

I'm a Reagers fan too. I dig Wino, but moreso in The Obsessed, and all his other projects.

chris said...

thank you, sir

genericblogname said...

ahh vitus the wonderfully good but still quite boring for my young mind unless im stoned then its the perfect soundtrack

Tim said...

this never clicked for me years ago, but it definitely does now. thanks man.

chrisc said...

i love Saint Vitus,though i'm a bit partial to Wino(in fact i love everything the man has done).nevertheless Scott Reagers is a great vocalist too.and,of course,i absolutely worship Chandler's guitar playing.one of my all time favourite guitar players.

Anonymous said...

I just posted Saint Vitus 1983 demo at my little blog check it out at http://convulsingdischargeofinanity.blogspot.com/

SvartStøy said...

I love SaintVitus, i don't see how people can pick which singer they like better Wino/Reagers, its like asking someone to choose their favorite child...and i love them both equally.

Devil Dick said...

just played with them in Holland @ Roadburn and hung out a bit them. legends!

doomedforever....

ps,get me that demo!

Aesop said...

Devil, super jealous. Heard all about it from Ludicra bassist who was there with Wolves In The Throne Room. This promising newish blog has the demo:

http://convulsingdischargeofinanity.blogspot.com

harry lime said...

this and die healing are still my favourites altough there´s no weak trac in their discography . does anyone know what has become of reagers since die healing ?

S-Bowlin said...

Ah, the guitar tone that Chandler tortured out of his gear...I remember how wrong and fucked up it sounded when I bought this and Hallow's Victim as a wee lad, and then all at once in a stoned fit of satori it dawned on me that the broken blown out tones fit the broken blown out Gestalt that was Saint Vitus. That's the good stuff.

DiNo said...

Yeah Aesop, Roadburn was indeed awesome... ;) Killer line-up & great atmosphere!

Anonymous said...

I remember turning this on to a guy that would only listen to Black Sabbath and BOC. The Saint soon was added to that list. Bonus...this cat had the BOC logo over his bed made of Malboro red labels!-jabladav

Anonymous said...

Aesop stikes again!
Thank you so much for posting this Vitus classic. More people should hear it. I am very partial to the albums on which Scott Reagers is the singer. 'Hallow's Victim' and 'Die Healing' are to other must-hears and in AD 2009 very hard to find. Perhaps future posts of this stuff?

-The Anonymous Jew

Planet of Terror said...

Nice man, thanks for this post. One of my all time faves.

Dennis Dread said...

"...I HAVE HOLES INSTEAD OF EYES..."

justin said...

Nothing has ever duplicated these guys who have always been a favorite and not just because Armando Acosta saved me from an ass kicking at Venom/Slayer/Exodus at the Hollywood Palladium circa 1984. Needless to say but the world of music would not be the same without this band.

Anonymous said...

thanks again. Havent seen this since the first time my albums were stole