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A brutal video for a brutal song for brutal people. [This Is The Part That Will Hurt; This Is What Rock Looks Like]

November 17th, 2011 by

Inspired by a mention by Mr. Drew McKinney and submitted for your approval, the video "Scrape" from longtime NYC noise-rockers Unsane.

This a brutal song for a brutal video. It's a near-perfect pairing of bald-faced sound and disparate visuals.

Feel it:

Brutal.

(Video via YouTube user Burglar.)

It's a "Let's listen to the music of the band Quicksand" Saturday.

September 4th, 2010 by

Saturday. I love Saturdays.

Let's listen to the music of the band Quicksand.

Quicksand shirt front. Art by Melinda Beck.

The front of a Quicksand shirt. Art by Melinda Beck.

Quicksand were an hardcore/post-hardcore mid-tempo jackhammer punk rock band out of New York City during the early 1990s.

When they moved with speed, their music careened high like a vapor trail above a grey city. When they moved methodically, their sound groaned and creaked like girders in a bridge above water or boards in a boat's deck.

Anthemic, teeth-bared music. Each melody and line is hard-bitten and hard-won. It is inspirational in its own grim and glorious way.

The back of Quicksand shirt.

Small text from the back of the same Quicksand shirt.

Here they are playing "Thorn In My Side" and "Brown Gargantuan" on The John Stewart Show in 1995. (Hilariously, they're followed by Elastica playing "Connection" on this video.) Let's listen:

(Thanks to YouTube user xshedx1270.)

Here they are playing "Head To Wall" (live) and "Omission" (soundcheck) during their 1993 tour with Rage Against The Machine.

(Thanks to YouTube user joenehi.)

It was a Landmine Spring Saturday.

June 13th, 2010 by

"What / do / I / want from my life I ask myself. / Loading my questions like a shotgun."

Here is Quicksand on 1998/11/05 playing "Landmine Spring" in San Diego:

It was a Landmine Spring Saturday. Bring on Sunday.

The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

June 11th, 2010 by

This comes in from Sexpigeon somewhere in the wilds of New York, New York.

Nyaaagh:

The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

The Unfathomable Medical Horror Floor of the Viacom Building.

ZWN commented:

"I'm pretty sure this is one of the sets from The Grudge. A ghoul is about to creep around the corner with her long black hair covering her face and also she has no jaw."

I believe her.