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Monday, December 19, 2011

THERAPY? / Nurse (1992)

The Therapy? sound is a love it or hate it, or love parts of it and hate parts of it thing.  After 2 experimental E.P.s this first album took the trio to new places.  It’s a blend of indie, punk and occasional industrial sounding guitar riffs.  The guitar sound is full of antagonism and has a not caring if they are pleasing the listener attitude.  The drum sound can take a long time to appreciate, or at the very least tolerate; Fyfe Ewing was actually a damn good drummer but the removal of the strands on the snare was something that many people hated.  In the end it became the thing that defined them.  This needs to be pulled from the vaults and re-released with a fresh remaster so people can hear Therapy? at their best.

Songs of Note: Nausea; Teethgrinder

4 they kicked serious ass live out of 5


cuckoo77 said...

This is an old friend I have not visited in a long, long time.

This shall be remedied this morning.

Dr Faustus said...

I had no idea it had even been released over there. Glad to hear it was. I ended up listening to Therapy? most of the afternoon after posting this.

cuckoo77 said...

They were never a commercial success here but they have a pretty strong following.

I think the Judgment Night OST introduced them to most folks here.