I pull out records and play them for the first time in a while, and the memories come flooding back. F'r instance...
It shocks the shit out of me that it's been 8 years since I picked this up at Reptilian Records. This was the first HC record I'd bought after two years of being Ten-Yard-Fought-to-death. A bunch of holier-than-thou sXe kids beat the shit out Duncan Barlow for being a shittalkin' fag, so why wouldn't they roll over some nobody? I'll stick to my Heartattack and my Dischord releases, thanks a bunch!
It seems really silly now, but the self-titled debut 7" from American Nightmare was a revelation to me back then. Totally brutal riffs, heart on the sleeve lyrics, kids wearing something other than basketball jerseys and fat X's on their hands...it was fucking awesome. I asked Tony Pence to play this three times before I walked out with a copy that day. This is now available as part of Year One by Give Up the Ghost.
American Nightmare - s/t 7"
RIYL: Unbroken, moshing, skinny kids with messy haircuts, the halcyon days of 2000