Saturday, February 27, 2010

Poptonto - Time To Think LP


Not so wellknown album of Poptonto, HC punk band from Richmond, VA. This was the 3rd release on Disrupted Records, the label of Prevaricators. Released in 1986.
This is what the Flex site writes about 'Time To Think': the structure of the songs is very simple, but the music has a lot of power and drive, and the production is good, too. This reminds me of the simpler side of early LA hardcore, especially the cool chunky guitar sound. Good record, even though it was released a few years too late.
On '7 To The Sky' and 'Right To Life', the band got help from Slugfest. Don't know what this could mean. Seems that Slugfest was another band from the area. Last song 'Sponge' was sung by guitarist Scott Wagner. The weakest song: it almost lasts for 6 minutes.
The album is dedicated to David E. Wagner who died before the album was completed.

1. RVA
2. Blut Und Ehre
3. Destructive Construction
4. Dreams (Of A Better Life)
5. Two Way Street
6. 7 To The Sky
7. Time To Think
8. Right To Life
9. Mind Of My Own
10. Born Again Christian
11. No Heroes
12. Sponge

Poptonto

5 comments:

Honquijote said...

Thanks for the post !

Ivan - Jacaré said...
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Ivan - Jacaré said...

Recently I would post it on the my blog but I ended up letting go, for many years I hear this band and always liked of the music of the Poptonto,Thanx to reveal his story to me, big hug and continue the excellent work in the blog.

Bill said...

How about some more Richmond obscurities?

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" — previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Karen_Cooper_Complex/

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!