Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ep's of Rp
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
HATE TO RUIN AN UNANIMOUS 5 STAR RATING !!!!!
JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU | Weston Hills, FL United States | 06/09/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Especially when there seems to be a cult of listeners reviewing this cd !!! Everybody here seems to agree on how fantastic the band,lyrics,Nick Blinko,etc,are,but nobody provides an accurate sonic description,so newcomers are not treated with a single clue as how this might actually meet their ears !!! OK,first of all,I'm no hair-farmer headbanger or old school crust detractor.I'm a lot into Conflict,Crass,Subhumans,Legion Of Parasites and a long etc. so......This CD clocks in at a bare 27' and is divided into 2 different Eps.The first one,crazy as it might sound,reminds of a slightly crustier GERMS,only with shouted,high pitched,distorted,saturated vocals mixed well above everything else,with a strangely tuned,less-distorted-than-usual guitarwork,and fat bass chords mated to a pounding,deep drumming.The second Ep,on the other hand,reminds a lot of early 90's japanese crust in the vein of EXTERMINATE,tempos varying from slow and grinding,to lightning-speed.Overall sound is very good,only complaint being volume too low,I really had to crank this up !!!!!
Brace yourself for one of the weirdest sonic experiences of your life.Whether you'll like it or not......is really subjective in this case.Go ahead die-hard fans of the band and give me 200 unhelpful votes,but someone has to write an objective review."
Buy this now - its timeless.
Tim Rogers | Northeast Highlands | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would have died for this band when I 15 years old. I never heard anything like it - I was a Crass fan, loved Subhumans and the Icons of Filth but this band had something else - something much deeper and darker - something indefinable. I will never forget putting the needle of the record player down and hearing `Media Person' for the first time. No band or record I have heard since has had that same impact - I played it to anyone who would listen.
Something that also made them special was their low profile - quite the opposite of any band today. I remember walking miles through the east end of London with a friend in the early 80's after hearing they were playing there trying to find the venue - we never did. Very few people ever saw this band live which added to their mythical status. There were never any photos, very few reviews just the 2 EP's.
Even now when I listen to these 2 EP's on my Ipod (rather than my broken down record player in my teenage room) I feel I being taken to some other place - not simply back to my own youth but a private world created by Nick Blinko.
If you are an old RP fan and quite by accident, maybe down the pub, you strike up a conversation and find you are talking to a fellow fan there is an instant bond like you have a shared experience - don't let anyone ever tell you Rudimentary Peni were `just' another British anarco-punk band.
Buy this now - its timeless."
Never mind the Bollocks
Tim Rogers | 05/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was 14 or 15 yrs old when I bought the first of Rudimentary Peni ( the 2 e.p's ) and the first Zound's single 'Can't cheat Karma' / 'War' , that was in about 1980/81. I was never into the hardcore element of band's , Say , like Crass and suchlike . However , one of my elder brother's was in a band and they were friends of R.P. What blew me away with R.P. was how dark yet well written these short songs were , Tunes like Cosmetic Plague , Mice race , Gardener and farce , well ,I personally think that there's a lot of Metal Bands , Especialy stateside that would give their right arm for this sort of style ! These record's of the 2 bands are in England with my mum but I could'nt believe my luck when I walked into a Record store downtown Vancouver and had seen the R.P. on a shelf , they only made about maybe 5 - 10'000 copies of the single's ( I think anyway - you'd have to ask Grant Blinko , the singer ) . Zound's were at the time the bigger of the 2 band's . I beat the Album to death . they too had fairly basic tunes but I can never knock the talent both Band's had 'Can't cheat karma , War & Subvert ' were really great tunes and 'Fear ' ( off of the album ) was outstanding . Another good band of that particular time was Flux of the Pink Indians . also , There was a Band called Crisis , a Trotskyite band from South London , if you ever get a chance to listen to a 12" e.p ( 6 Tracks I believe )called 'Hymns of faith' . It's so good ."