Thursday, November 5, 2009

Animosity

Either you know it or you don't. If you do, fine. If you don't, you better.

25 comments:

Daniel Menche said...

I think about this masterpiece just about everyday....This album saved my sanity during those teen years in the mid 80s. Then finally seeing them live with Poison Idea opening was the show of shows....What a bonkers-violent gig that was! Stuff of legend! ANIMOSITY is truly a fucking masterpiece of a album. Notice how side A is different than side B because of the timing of the recording by almost a year. Big difference but somehow works just like how Mark Twain changed gears in the middle of Huckleberry Finn. I know....apples and oranges but still...Punk-Thrash Perfection!

Gig poster here.

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/55/l_ea9dde9a3a254e73a8b04fb9bc20339e.jpg

Aesop said...

Amen, Daniel, and thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

I think this corrosion is the typical people we can imagine on the beaches of Thaïland

HidetheBodies said...

Thanks a ton, my only copy of this is on cassette and it's seen better days.

Helm said...

Also one of the few Pushead covers without a prominent skull!

Dan said...

This is in my top 10... ever notice Woody Weatherman is wearing a Slayer shirt on the back photo of this record and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer is wearing a C.O.C. shirt on the back Cover of Hell Awaits released the same year?
Thrash symmetry man!

Anonymous said...

gateway album, man.. sucked me in, lead me to bigger & badder things, & has been kept me listening since '85.

B side ranks next to my war's side 2 as all-time best hc album side...

i've also held it against brian slagel for the shitty sounding side 1.

catatonic_disassembly said...

I actually found out about COC around Technocracy...then found this and initially didn't like it (hey, I liked Simon Bob's vox). 20 years later Animosity's regular help on the iPod whenever i can make it to the gym...

mike said...

100% thrash classic,no need to D/L this since I got it on cd,lp and tape!

Anonymous said...

Being from NC, if you didn't know COC or Confessor...

How about those pictures of them playing that came with the album? the cracked cymbal? the old school slayer shirt? the stickers on the bass?

great call as always aesop.

Shannon said...

I bought a copy of this at Mission Records!Remember game night?Dominoes mother fucker!

Anonymous said...

I agree this is really cool..kind of

But it should be because they are one of those bands it seems who have painstakingly listened to other sucessful punk bands prior and striped out the catchy riffs or rather small sections of riffs to piece together their own songs..its actually common practise for bands who can play (musos) and dont have any ideas of their own to do this

For example on kiss of death you can hear aint nothin to do by the dead boys and on hungrey child you hear stab your back by the damned.

Took me awhile to realise they are/were a rip off band but as I said cool..kind of

prunalogsusan said...

heck yeah! i always liked side two better. nother classic LP fer sure.

Anonymous said...

I'll never understand why Mike didn't remain the vocalist. What a howl, what a record.

("Six Songs with Mike Singing" is also a minor masterpiece.)

RSS said...

NC hardcore is shit now, but this was the good ol days.

Phil Vas said...

Fuckin classic! That skull-helmet is one of the iconic images of my youth.

Oh, and the Halloween mix tape. Listening to that with my two-year-old really added something special to the holiday.

Gracias!

p. vas
http://philvas.blogspot.com/

powerpopfanatic1979 said...

Classic crossover action. Opener 'Loss for Words' is incredible. I like COC whatever they do really.

haizman_brain said...

I saw them on the Animosity tour as a three-piece, which was my favorite COC era. I lost interest after seeing a few Simon Bob era shows, and then I didn't pay attention to the newer material at all.

The Mike Dean bum dreads and eyes-rolled-up-into-sockets action was pretty fun to watch.

Someday I'll check out the newer material, but will have to just consider it a different band to give it an honest shot.

Anonymous said...

Always wanted to hear this album. I actually like the latter day COC material alot but have always heard this early shit was... the shit.

t-rocc said...

absolutely, unquestionably, one of my favorite records and one that has influenced my listening ever since first bludgeoning my skateboard-riding ass back in junior high...

Buddha said...

Maybe the very first hc/punk record I ever owned. Made everything else sound tame as hell. I remember not being sure if the record was defective or not because of all the little feedback squeeks all over it. An older friend assured me "That's part of the music!".
Great job on the regular updates by the way. CH is my new favorite music blog!

Mike Desert said...

Every band I've been in since the early '90s has done a COC cover. Jack Saints used to do "Kiss of Death".
So, so good.

Will Towles said...

I own the record but it's nice to have it in the Ipod too. I've had 3 different copies of the cd, each one got "borrowed" forever. Good Blog, Thanks for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

side B rules hard.

Anonymous said...

saw 'em on this tour. show cut short, as bored kids set the club roof on fire.

saw 'em last year with danzig or some other has-been; a friend and i yelled out "animosity!" or "positive outlook!" during each break, only to get confused looks from the whole band...