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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Is There a Contemporary Version of Killdozer?

Posted by on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I'm just asking as I've been RE-obsessed since recently listening to that prime Killdozer jam, "Nasty." And...if I remeber correctly, Janet Jackson, from that TV show Good Times, later would cover this song.

There's nobody else out there, now, that is as good as they were then, right?


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LEE. 7

I always thought Die Kreuzen just wasn't consistent enough to influence anyone in a significant way. not saying anything bad about them either, just that their sound varied from album to album and tended to get eclipsed by other bands doing similar things because of it. when the rare band does mention them as an influence, it's usually an hXc band who could just as easily name drop Negative Approach or Necros or Siege or early Husker Du or... but they just want to sound "deep" or something. it would be awesome for a band to consciously say they were trying to sound like 'October File', but that album runs on the outskirts of mid-paced thrash metal/crossover, so again, there's more obvious bands to draw from. and then there's the later, grunge-y stuff...

so my short answer is "I don't know, good question".
Posted by LEE. on February 21, 2013 at 12:22 AM · Report this
@1 Mr. Erdman, I will give you a pass on that observation given your well documented appreciation of The Fall.

@3 There's no bad Killdozer song to have stuck in yr head.

Killdozer stands singularly in their awesomeness and pulled up the bridge after 'em when they packed it in. That's why there's never been anything like them since.

For the record, Twelve Point Buck is the pinnacle.

Posted by @dj_damoncreed on February 20, 2013 at 7:12 PM · Report this
I once had a discussion about bands that had no legacy. Killdozer was one of the bands that came up. Die Kreuzen also came to mind. Why doesn't any band sound like them?
Posted by mint chocolate chip on February 20, 2013 at 4:33 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 4
@ 1, I liked almost every other record they did better than that one, at least before the original guitarist quit. But that one had the best title.
Posted by Matt from Denver on February 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 3
Great. Now I'm gonna have "Man Vs Nature" stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
Posted by Jason Josephes on February 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM · Report this
Different than Killdozer but I still kinda think of them in the same vein: Country Teasers. Early shit was amazing, I think they're still around but I haven't any stuff lately.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on February 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 1
I always thought their high point was Intellectuals Are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite. Am I wrong?
Posted by derek_erdman on February 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM · Report this

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