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Scattered Smothered & Covered
Scattered Smothered & Covered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Legendary NYC noise trio Unsane's classic album Scattered, Smothered And Covered is finally reissued, along with the famous Amrep Christmas live album recording at the mythical Amphetamine Reptile Christmas party in 1997. ...  more »


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All Artists: Unsane
Title: Scattered Smothered & Covered
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 8/19/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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Legendary NYC noise trio Unsane's classic album Scattered, Smothered And Covered is finally reissued, along with the famous Amrep Christmas live album recording at the mythical Amphetamine Reptile Christmas party in 1997. Formed at the end of the '80s along with NY mates The Swans, Helmet and Pussy Galore, Unsane are one of the most influential bands in heavy music. Their uncompromising mix of distorted vocals, huge bass sound and heavy percussion has become in 20 years one of the most respected reference for all the hardcore, noise, metal, whatever is loud, international scene. Chris Spencer, Vinnie Signorelli and Dave Curran have been signed to the world's finest labels this far, including Amphetamine Reptile, Man's Ruin, Matador and finally Relapse Records. Scattered.... is probably their most classic albums to date, which has been impossible to find since Amrep closed down at the end of '90s. Celebrate ! Here it is back, in a gorgeous deluxe double digipak featuring their most famous live album as a bonus CD. RR Records. 2006.

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Genuine Noise Rock, Not Noise
Bill Lumbergh | Initech | 04/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Noise rock is also one of my most favorite genres. Stuff by artists like Today Is The Day, Neurosis, Helmet, and definitely, Unsane. This album is out of print, but you can still get the best-of CD, "Lambhouse", in stores around (not Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart sucks ass.). This CD has all the classics. "Alleged", "Blew", and the all out famous "Scrape". Remember the music video with all those skateboarders crashing and scraping themselves? That's the video for "Scrape", people. If you can find it, buy it. That is all."
One of the best albums all time-period.
J. Moscatello | mt pleasant, sc United States | 01/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"im not much into hardcore,but this,oh my god,its unreal.every song is just pure call them an extremely [mad],angry,and louder version of helmet.chris does a great job on vox;its nice to see some real low budget stage type vocals.the guitar work by chris tops the show.he is unbelieveable.dave currans bass cant be ignored as it drove the cd along with vinny's drums.gotta love the italian drummer.i know this was unsanes attempt at a more "commercial" record (what a way to do it,huh).the video for scrape was my humble opinion,YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT THIS CD!A MUST HAVE FOR ANY FAN OF GREAT MUSIC."
A pioneering work of noise sculpture
Wheelchair Assassin | The Great Concavity | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nowadays everyone and their brother is mixing and matching heavy-music among the first and best practicioners of the art. While Unsane's raw, scathing aggression may have screamed "hardcore" upon first listen, there are few if any similarities between these guys and lowbrow one-note "tough guy" hardcore bands like Hatebreed. In fact, the noisy, dissonant tension in Chris Spencer's guitar and the intricacy of Vincent Signorelli's drum assault clearly position Scattered, Smothered, and Covered as a forerunner to the noisecore genre that's so prevalent in heavy music today. The parallels may not be obvious at first, but listen to some Botch, Coalesce, or Burnt by the Sun right after hearing this album and the similarities become clear. Loosely structured, oppressively atmospheric noise may be all the rage these days thanks to the above-mentioned bands (and several others), but Unsane were doing it earlier.

Really, though, what makes this album an undying classic is the emotion these guys so clearly put into what they were doing. Now, when I say "emotion," I am most definitely NOT referring the prepackaged saccharine pumped out by every lame nu-metal and wuss-rock band on the airwaves these days. Rather, Unsane channelled all of their frustration and disaffection into creating some of the most compellingly demented music ever recorded, propelled by a succession of punishing rhythms and throat-ripping screams. Much like its equally brilliant followup, Occupational Hazard, Scattered, Smothered, and Covered is a sort of mood music for psychopaths. It's heavy, it's passionate, and it's technical: what more could you want?"