Saturday, September 06, 2008

D.I. - State of Shock (Reissue with Bonus tracks)

D.I. (frequently written as xDxIx[who?]) is a Southern California punk band featuring ex-Adolescents and Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer on vocals. Royer formed the group after he and former Social Distortion original member Rikk Agnew, left the original Mike Ness crew.
Since forming in 1982, D.I. has had many line-up changes and Royer has been the only constant member of the band. The band once broke up and reformed, sometimes with former members of The Adolescents and Social Distortion (including the Angew brothers Rikk and Alfie). During their years of touring and recording albums, D.I. never gained a large mainstream success, but they have influenced many of today's later punk groups, including F.T.E., Face to Face, Guttermouth, Jughead's Revenge, The Offspring and Pennywise.
Much as southern California peers Bad Religion re-formed after an extended break and produced an excellent comeback LP, State of Shock was D.I.'s first album of new material in five years when it was originally issued in 1994, and it confounds the stereotypes of such re-formations by sounding authentic and energetic while featuring some of the best material the band has released. In particular, "Paranoid's Demise" and "Dream" are excellent mix-tape fodder, standing out because of melodic invention and Casey Royer's strong lyrics. The 2002 Cleopatra reissue includes four bonus tracks whose sound quality is noticeably diminished, but not horribly so.
--- by Brian O'Neill, Allmusic

Tracks
1. Hated
2. Clownhouse
3. What Is Life
4. Runaround
5. Colors and Blood
6. It's Not Right
7. Paranoid's Demise
8. Dream
9. Better Than Expected
10. Martyr Man
11. Lexicon Devil
12. Two Girls One Stein (bonus)
13. Hysteria (bonus)
14. Buttons (bonnus)
15. Loser (bonus)

Details
.. Year: 1994
.. Label: Cleopatra
.. Country: USA (Southern California)
.. Bitrate: VBR
.. MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/diunderground
.. Last.fm: N/A
.. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.I.
.. BUY ME: http://diunderground.com/
.. Home-Page: http://diunderground.com/
.. Casey Royer Interview: on Deviant Nation

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3 comments:

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