Thursday, December 3, 2009

eldopa

Recently Eldopa played a string of reunion shows around town and I was reminded of their feral, angsty Oakland crusty hardcore greatness. It would also seem that TeePee records had the good sense to release a complete discography which has some demos and live stuff I never heard before. If you have any doubts as to why you should pick one of these up I am posting their self-titled 7" from 1996.

11 comments:

Nickthrone said...

this band changed my life and bridged the gap between punk and metal!

William said...

Hell yeah, eldopa kicked arse. Their track on the "Shit Gets Smashed" comp. hauls major ass.

Another band from that era, Dead and Gone has all their stuff online to download.

William said...

Here's a link to the "Shit Gets Smashed" comp. The guy who posted this gives a history lesson on the scene at the time, and even for each band on the comp!

http://evileye666.blogspot.com/2009/05/shit-gets-smashed.html

Shelby Cobras said...

Such a blast getting to see these guys again at Annie's the other night. Hadn't seen them since the year this 7" was released. This album blew minds back at Eureka High School upon its release. It became the standard by which all other crust was judged. Epic shit which holds a dear spot and my dark, shrivelled, bitter little heart...

mike said...

I put these guys up at my house long ago when they played Edmond Legion Hall.What did they change the name to?http://convulsingdischargeofinanity.blogspot.com/

Aesop said...

They changed the name to 1332 after being harangued by another lesser eldopa.

The Evil Eye said...

Great record, picked it up the day it officially came out. It's a lot better than the LP, which was poorly mastered. But I think the discography CD might have solved that problem.

I've got some of their live shows on tape (including their first Gilman show), and I'm working on getting those converted to MP3. Hopefully that can happen soon so we can take a look at a fantastic live band through The Evil Eye.

Anonymous said...

saw em a few weeks ago at gilman and they killed it

they came into eli's bar at 2am and everyone had to leave when they got there,cuz it was "the after party" or maybe they were gonna do some crank

saw em in jan 07 and that guitarist,whats his name,not the watch them die one,was wired off his ass like on some biker shit

eldopa fucking rules

Aesop said...

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Petya V said...

heads up - new Master's Hammer album is out.

Pavel said...

holy shit, i just downloaded this and had to comment. this is absolutely perfect. what's amazing is how it sounds so intuitive and yet so genre-specific. rather than modeling themselves on any band in particular these dudes just had crust punk coming out of their fingers. this is raw, minimalist extreme music done right. i will definitely pick up the discography.