Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hoover/Lincoln - Two-Headed Coin 7"



Early Hoover recording: one track each, Hoover 'Two Down' and Lincoln 'Benchwarmer'. Slight, but highly recommended record. I might come back to this and write it up a little more, but I'm on my way to an exam now so I'll leave to the words of others....


Again from fourfa:

Hoover/Lincoln split 7" (Art Monk Construction #1). "If you ever had to be stranded on a desert island with four emo records, this has to be one. Perfectly captures everything that was happening in emo in 1993. Gut-clenching pain and sublime beauty at the same time. Amazing."


From Flex discography (fuzzlogic.com):

"Hoover have one of their noisier moments here; still good & powerful. Lincoln are more in the old DC vein, great noisy & still melodic HC. Good pick for DC fans."


And finally, from Art Monk himself:

"It wasn't until over three years after having released this two-song seven inch was I told that I learned that it is so widely held to be the hallmark of the emo genre as it is known today. The fact thay any would pigeon-hole this creation is of greater tragedy than the most searing chord it strikes. Both Lincoln and Dischord recording artists Hoover took the angst and heartfelt restlessness of hardcore and intricately wove it into a fabric channeled by syncopated rhythms and vocals that yearned without plea for pity. The message is sent mid-tempo, yet written by scarred hand in tumultuous melody. No sleep for the self-declared wicked, a record that after almost five years still speaks with ferociousness to the firery woebegotten..."


Two-Headed Coin split 7"

10 comments:

Anthony J said...

lincoln ruled unholy hell. i think it's important to footnote that art monk was run by an unscrupulous bastard that sent its artists' records into multiple pressings and the bands got righteously fucked over - never seeing a dime or recompense in any way, shape, or form. i'm good friends with justin wierbonski, the drummer who went on to become something of a musical wunderkind that, while languishing in obscurity, has made some of the most fantastic and dangerous music i have ever heard. with any luck he will someday be appreciated for the genius he is.

Ricardo said...

Thanks for this!!!

Please post some of GROUNDWORK.

gabbagabbahey said...

anthony - that sucks to hear, especially with the (albeit limited) recognition bands like Lincoln get these days. From that quote, actually, it doesn't sound like art monk knew that much about what was going on!

ricardo - don't have any myself, from what I've heard on the embrace comp they sound good, a bit heavy for my tastes. But here's a couple of links:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XVJCMW16

http://zen-face-punch.blogspot.com/search?q=groundwork+terrifying

(blend doesn't have unique/individual links for his archived posts anymore, so I have to search for them by word association! Anyway, that's where the megaupload link comes from, it should still be up.)

Cheers, Gabba

gabbagabbahey said...

justin wierbonski -

http://www.myspace.com/kukim

some good post-lincoln songs...

Ricardo said...

Thanks for the links.

all the best!!

sweet baby jaysus said...

great seeing you go to town on the hoover side. i had been waiting for so long to post something about lurid transversal before i felt i could express myself properly. that seems to be a problem lately, not finding the right words to throw around, as it were. hmmm.
on a sidenote i've been listening to a lot of early Judas Priest and reading Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels for the fifth time.
rock.

gabbagabbahey said...

thanks... as for throwing words around, I was surprised to be able to find that much stuff written about two short and obscure songs. I remembered where I found them originally, too:

http://www.thesoundofindie.com/?p=60
http://www.thesoundofindie.com/?p=61

Slightly annoyed to be reminded that Hoover were in the UK two years ago. I don't know if I would have made the effort to get there if I'd known, but still...

As for HST, I bought this beat copy of Fear and Loathing... a month or two ago, definitely going to post it up on Steady Diet... when I find the words to express myself!

blend77 said...

SBJ, Hells Angels is a fantastic book. fuckin Hunter S man... what a dude...

Ricardo, Groundwork is sick! thats the discography. If you need any Absinthe or 400 years, thats what Groundwork turned into. Absinthe is way closer to the Groundwork sound.
400 years, as you probably know, are closer to the Lovitt Records sound, Max Colby, Sleepytime...

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