Monday, August 28, 2006

(1987) Split Image
Format: mp3
Size: 47, 03 mp (.zip)
HHA Rating: 10 CLASSIC !!!
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Not the computer program, but a skatecore/crossover band from Venice, CA (where else?), Excel were musical baby brothers to hometown heroes Suicidal Tendencies, and recorded a trio of albums which became quite popular with informed fans of the genre, if not the music-buying masses. Formed in 1985 by vocalist Dan Clemente, guitarist Adam Siegel, bassist Shaun Ross, and drummer Greg Saenz, Excel debuted in 1987 with the well-intentioned but overly ST-dependent Split Image. They later learned a few original tricks of their own for 1989's slightly improved The Joke's on You, but split up for a few years before recording 1995's funk-thrash swan song Seeking Refuge -- by which time they'd started sounding more like San Francisco's Mordred.
(song list)
1 - your life, my life
2 - insecurity
3 - split image
4 - never look away
5 - wreck your world
6 - social security
7 - set yourself apart
8 - the jokes on you
9 - looking for you
10 - spare the pain


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.
i just added a comment in the "Jokes on you" post yesterday and here it is already.

Thanks and greetings from Holland

Anonymous said...

Nice!! Speaking of S.T. & Venice and all that....
Beowulf, The re-issue of the two first records could be a pretty cool catch too...
Thanx for the great music!!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard this album for a long time. Someone broke into my house and cleaned out my collection. Any chance of a repost! Thanx