Udüsic: Long In The Tooth cassette

Udüsic: Long In The Tooth cassette


Tags: · 10s · chicago · hardcore · recommended
Vendor
self-released
Regular price
$5.00
Sale price
$5.00

Benefit cassette with cover songs of bands like No Thanks, Poison Idea, etc. 

From the band:

"We demo'd new songs recently but decided to put these out while we polish the originals.  We're donating all the proceeds to Lysistrata, an emergency fund for sex workers.  Given the current insane socio-economic climate (see SESTA-FOSTA rulings, etc.) sex workers can use a hand.  Lysistrata helps when and where they can.  See their site for more info: Lysistratamccf.org"



Our take: Latest cassette from this Chicago band whom you may remember from their two earlier 7”s on Painkiller Records. The insert notes they’re working on new material, but shared this 4-track covers cassette in the meantime. If you haven’t heard Udüsic, at first listen they seem like a typical fast hardcore band, but closer inspection reveals unexpected wrinkles. Their choice of covers and their approach to them embodies their subtly progressive approach. You get straightforward covers of classic hardcore tracks by No Thanks and Poison Idea (though the lyrics for “Castration” take on a different character with a woman on the microphone) and more ambitious reworkings of tracks by ZZ Top and Black Randy & the Metrosquad. The recording quality is raw but clear, either a rough 4-track job or a carefully mic’d room recording. While Long in the Tooth doesn’t feel as significant as Udüsic’s vinyl releases, the band sweetens the pot by making the release a benefit for Lysistrata, an organization that aids sex workers. If you buy this cassette from Sorry State, 100% of the money will go to Lysistrata, so grab this ripping little reel and make the world a better place at the same time.