The Blasting Concept

THE BLASTING CONCEPT - AN SST COMPILATION
This album is a collection of the bands
and wordsmiths that reside in the SST
catalogue. It is a collated anthology for the
nonconverted, especially consumers and
distributors who are just now being
introduced and educated to these
energetic and insightful musical groups
and bonded organizations.
The Blasting Concept is a gathering of
information and vinyl observations from the
Southern California-based SST record
label and house of freedom.
Initial spins of this LP and further
examination of these SST bands give clues
and indicator signals of the call-to-arms
urgency of the songs and outfits that have
omornerl frnm thic imnnrtqnt Operation.
iheck out this
turntable education away from media
outlets, and let these thinkers and
performers bring you another alternative
to monitor.
This isn't a vanity pressing.
Black Flag, Saccharine Trust, Minutemen,
Meat Puppets, Overkill, Wurm,
Stains and Husker Du have carved and
trampled into territory on the edge of
existing social conditions.
SST music has always reflected social
and political consciousness. Gregory Ginn,
Chuck Dukowski, Mike Watt, D. Boon and
other lyricists on this round black
document present evidence of their
emotional expeditions for inspection and
digestion.
The songwriters on this long-player have
had limited i
last five years. A half a decade has passed
since "Nervous Breakdown" and
"Paranoid Chant" and the other material
on this sizzling platter were penned. Yet,
many of the melodies and words have
come to a new fruition, if that's possible,
and the first word scribblings and lyric
notations from SST land are secure in this
recorded legacy. Restless bands and their
scripture captured. This is the only location
where the moments are frozen.
Included is Black Flag's "I've Heard It
Before". However, so many people
haven't heard it before, thus THE
BLASTING CONCEPT - AN SST COMPILATION
is now available. It's a survival
guide for the early believers, and a look
back into environments and units shipped
that you might have missed the first time
around.
-HARVEY ROBERT KUBERNIK,
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA,
SEPTEMBER 1983

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