Saturday, May 02, 2009

SLAPSHOT: (1996) Olde Tyme Hardcore (Century Media Recs.) [[#320kbps]]

Slapshot is a straight edge hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. Slapshot was formed in 1985 by Steve Risteen and Mark McKay, formerly of Terminally Ill; Jack "Choke" Kelly, formerly of Negative FX and Last Rights; and Jonathan Anastas, formerly of Decadence and DYS. Due to the reputations of its members, the band had a relatively high profile even before its debut; the zine writer Mike Gitter (who was also an A&R executive) wrote that "Slapshot is a great live act", before they had ever played in public.
Diverging from their counterparts in the Boston hardcore scene, Slapshot decided to make the first album a 24 track recording as opposed to the usual 8 or 16-track hardcore album. To reduce costs, they recorded at night and completed the album in four sessions. Back On The Map was released by Taang! Records in 1986.
The band's lineup underwent a number of changes in its first few years, although its sound remained consistent. Jordan Wood, formerly of S.T.P., joined as an additional guitarist, but took over bass guitar when Anastas left the band to continue his education. In July 1988, Jamie Sciarappa, former bass player of SS Decontrol, joined the band. He left in 1990 and was replaced by Chris Lauria.
Their 1993 album Blast Furnace was a move into sample-based industrial/metal/hardcore and only included one original member, Choke, along with a more metal-based backing band including members of Slaughter Shack. Slapshot toured Europe that spring, and on the second date of the tour, they recorded a live album in Berlin called Live At SO36. The following year, they recorded Unconsciousness in Chicago with Steve Albini, ex-member of Big Black and producer for Nirvana.

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