The Philadelphia Sound

by Paint It Black

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    This compilation featured four up-and-coming Philly hardcore bands. Their unique sounds picked up where KID DYNAMITE and LIFETIME left off - somewhere between the hardness of New York's SICK OF IT ALL and the heartfelt urgency of Richmond's AVAIL. THE CURSE was a quartet with a steady hardcore beat, flailing guitars, and honest everyday lyrics. Their stage presence has thrilled auidences up and down the East Coast supporting the likes of THE BOUNCING SOULS, SICK OF IT ALL, and THE DILLENGER FOUR. PAINT IT BLACK features former and current members of LIFETIME, KID DYNAMITE, and GOOD RIDDANCE. Fast and brutal rythms, the likes of early 80's BAD BRAINS, et al; a hint of melody in the guitars like 7 SECONDS, and the lyrics are screaming and political. GO! FOR THE THROAT had the classsic blue-collar hardcore beats and breakdowns that you just can't escape when you're born and bred on the East Coast. They worked hard in life and their art reflected it. KNIVES OUT were the chaotic, heavy, and dark side of the family. A dissonant mix of early BLACK FLAG swirled together with the early 90's San Diego hardcore sound, reminiscent of Ebullition and Gravity Records. Their music may have actually be thougher than their name. Each band carried a unique sound, but their vibe and scene is all about the Philly family. They often played shows together and shareed members with each other as well as other Philly acts. They supported each other and local venues and artists. Philly truely is the city of brotherly love.

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released October 29, 2002

Paint It Was was, on this recording:
Dave Hause: Guitar / Vocals
Andy Nelson: Bass
David Wagenschutz: Drums
Dan Yemin: Vocals


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Track Name: The Pharmacist
The medicine cabinet's empty, there's nothing for my head.
Inside I'm made of concrete, my eyelids feel like lead.
I'm feeling for a pulse, but it's no use.
My head was screwed on tight now it's coming loose.
And I've been to the bottom of a bottle or two; that shit just kept me down. I'm sick of short cuts that leave me on the ground.
Track Name: An Hour And A Half Late For Happy Hour
You’re just a big mouth waiting for the "all fall down."
I’m just a fist with a glass and some despair to drown.
You think you know what’s up? I’ll turn it upside down.
A guillotine waiting for the head that wears the crown.
Get off my back and I’ll get off yours.
Call off the attack, it’s such a fucking bore.

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