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Reissue of the legendary Orange County punkers 1981 debut EP, first released on Posh Boy, now on Nitro & digitally remastered with all 9 original tracks, including 'Abolish Government / Silent Majority' and 'Thoughts Of... more »
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Reissue of the legendary Orange County punkers 1981 debut EP, first released on Posh Boy, now on Nitro & digitally remastered with all 9 original tracks, including 'Abolish Government / Silent Majority' and 'Thoughts Of Yesterday'.
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Nice to see it re-issued.
Tommy Demise | Beyond The Tanarian Hills | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This re-issue of both out of print "Black EP", and "Weathered Statues EP", is a real treat! When you listen to the Weathered Statues side, you can really hear how much they strayed away from the "Black EP" sound. The "Black EP" contains five tracks, but the first six tracks of this album you get the pure old school punk sound. Yet the last three tracks ( the Weathered Statues tracks ) are an evolved, darker sound, and that sound is called *Deathrock*. TSOL stepped away from their political, hardcore punk material and started writing much darker music and gloomy poetic lyrics, thus DEATHROCK. If you find yourself mostly listening to the tracks Weathered Statues, Thoughts of Yesterday, and Word Is, you should really pick up Dance With Me ( Their deathrock debut album ), and Beneath The Shadows ( Really artsy, with the use of synths!). TSOL remain one of my favorite bands of the Deathrock genre, infact they are one of my favorite bands of all time.-Tommy Demise"
The Gods of Goth Punk's Best!
B-R-Mike M. | Old Lyme, CT USA | 06/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When it comes to True Sounds of Liberty (TSOL), their unbeatable in the scene of Gothic punk. Influencing bands like Offspring, AFI, and Adolescents, they gave a new spin on punk rock that would last a long time. Mixing creepy riffs and lyrics with fast and angry vocals and gutairs, these guys sounded like a late Black Sabbath doing a duet with The Clash. Nitro has re-released two of their classic EPs: their undeniably excellant self-titled debut, and the incredible Weathered Statues EP, which were originally released on Posh Boy, a label that also included the surf punk band Agent Orange, who were equals in the influental circle with TSOL! These guys are definatly for any punk taste. Mixing punk with hints of pop, surf, goth, and even at times pychedelica, these guys broke the many punk boundrys that no one dared break before. When people say that Sex Pistols and the early punk bands influenced everyone in punk, look into TSOL. You'll understand how they can be included on a list with Descendents, Minor Threat and even Black Flag, of underrated bands that intensly influenced punk as it is today (washed-up trash). Despite what some call "punk" today, it doesn't compare to the intensity and unforgiven ruthlessness of these two classic EPs. Deffinatly not for fans of Blink 182 or Good Charollote (the washed-up of the washed-up trash) and not for new fans to punk, this definatly one of the greatest punk albums known to man and should be heard by any true punk fan. TEST YOUR LIMITS!!!"
B-R-Mike M. | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard to decide which TSOL album is the best. They all seem to be equally as great, even though they are all very different from each other. This, their debut ep together with the great Weathered Statues ep, showcases their early hardcore efforts together with their softer, more melodic later stage. The first part is among the best hardcore you will ever hear, especially the great tracks Superficial Love and Abolish Government. You may not enjoy the second part quite as much the first time you hear it, but just as the first part tends to get old the more you listen to it, the second part just gets better and better. Eventually you will enjoy the second part much more than the first, especially what is arguably TSOL's best song, Thoughts of Yesterday. It is advisable to listen to their great debut album Dance With Me in between the two eps, just to get a better taste of their musical growth. Then listen to their last studio album Beneath the Shadows to hear their new wave masterpiece. You should purchase this cd, Dance With Me, Beneath the Shadows, the Suburbia soundtrack, which contains two unbeleivably awesome live tracks, one of which, Darker My Love, can't be found anywhere else, and Live '91, a great reunion show, and your great TSOL collection will be complete. Ignore the new album Disappear, it seems even TSOL cannot escape the evil force that makes it impossible for there to be any good punk rock material these days."