Sunday, March 14, 2010

The S.L.A. - Evil Empire LP

Got some more goodies of a friend to share with you all.
Here's the album of Portland punks The S.L.A (or SLA). Don't know much of this band but you could already hear them on the 'City Of Thorns' comp. on Mystic.
First 11 tracks were produced by Greg Sage (Wipers). Last 2 tracks are live recordings and not really interesting.
'Evil Empire' was released in 1985 on their own Eat Me Records label.
Here's a review from MRR:
A really intense album, both musically and thematically. The SLA have growling vocals à la FARTZ, and a very raw instrumental attack; the songs range from careening thrashers to more complex but less hard-hitting cuts. The lyrics are unabashedly radical, whether dealing with wage slavery, national chauvinism, or media sensationalism, but the choice of the band name leaves something to be desired since there is some evidence suggesting that the real Symbionese Liberation Army were police provocateurs rather than genuine and very stupid militants.
-Jeff Bale

01. No Place To Play
02. Fight Your Own War
03. National Pride
04. Threat Of Violence
05. Major Rage
06. Dark Corner
07. Genocide
08. Rows Of Guards
09. Wage Slaves
10. Kibbles And Bits
11. Headlines
12. No Satori
13. Contempt Of Court
14. War Is Coming
15. Insane Is Right
16. Wild Thing
17. ?



Honquijote said...

Thanks a lot for the post !

Scrub said...

I'm having the hardest time trying to download this. Mediafire keeps shooting me an error message. Been trying all weekend. Is there anyway I could get a re-up? Would love to hear this album.

Curious Guy said...

Hi Scrub, think it's a server problem with mediafire. I'll check later: if it's still the same, I'll re-up, no problem.

Scrub said...

Nevermind, the link is working now. Many thanks!

James Jesus said...

Really enjoyed this! Thanks very much for posting...

Unknown said...

I played all the drums on that album when I was 20 years old. 30 years ago.

Winston Smith said...

Any chance to re-up this? Thanks!

Curious Guy said...

New link Winston. Enjoy!