Saturday, October 10, 2009
Believe it or not, this EP changed my life. OK, well it at least was the catalyst that pushed me into harder metal than the KISS, AC/DC and Twisted Sister I was listening to at the time. This was 1986, and I was starting to get sucked in to the darker side of metal with LPs such as Venom's "Possessed" and Impaler's "Rise of the Mutants" - And getting more into punk and hardcore. I was well on my way to becoming a little hellion.
Impaler were and are still from Minnesota. Singer Bill Lindsey with his semi-Rozz Williamsy spits, growls and screams keeps the band alive 25 years on, releasing several LPs, a couple DVDs and playing scores of live shows for those lucky enough to catch 'em.
I picked up their tape "If We Had Brains...We'd Be Dangerous" when I was in 10th grade and into all things punkrock and saw that Bob Mould produced the record. You can tell these guys like some punk - especially bands like the Plasmatics.
I know Jay Loudmouth has some good Impaler stories, but for now here's a record that meant a lot to me a long time ago.
(includes LP scans)