Saturday, November 22, 2008
Kraut - Adjustment to Society
I first heard this band on a mixed tape given to me by my buddy in college. The tape included bands like Bad Brains, Wasted Youth, Minor Threat, Reagan Youth, Cro-Mags, Gang Green, Husker Du, Code of Honor and of course Kraut. The mixed tape was a killer, every song rocks (well, you can't fail with that line-up). I still have the cassette with me - thanks a lot bro!
Here's the Maximum Rock n Roll review I snagged from KFTH:
A potent mixture of '77-style powerchord punk and more contemporary thrashers can be found on this excellent debut album by KRAUT. It is far more riveting than their two EPs, and should serve to silence many of their critics once and for all. Solid production, loads of tight guitar power, abundant energy, and huge hooklines are all showcased here. I don't really accept Tim Sommer's suggestion that KRAUT are the punk group of the '80s, and for all I know, they might actually be the would-be rockstars that their enemies contend, but they sure as hell won't need ex-PISTOL Steve Jones to give them credibility next time around. Highly recommended.
-Jeff Bale, from MRR #5, 1983
This is a MUST download!
PS. I was about to post their first single as well, Kill for Cash (I actually uploaded it already in my mediafire account here). But my buddy from Shotgun Solution just uploaded it last October. So, if you want to read about the Kill for Cash info, go to his site here. You can download it there too!