Friday, January 17, 2014

Verbal Assault

Verbal Assault - Learn 1986
Verbal Assault - Trial 1987
Verbal Assault - Tiny Giants 1988
Verbal Assault - On 1989
Verbal Assault - Your Choice Live Series 004 1990
Verbal Assault - Verbal Assault 1992
Verbal Assault - Volume One: The Masses And Learn 2002
01. Verbal Assault - Learn, 1986 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM
     Positive Force Records - No.7
02. Verbal Assault - Trial, 1987 Vinyl, LP
     Konkurrel - K 001/114
03. Verbal Assault - Tiny Giants, 1988 Vinyl, 7"
     Giant Records (2) - GRI 6016-7
04. Verbal Assault - On, 1989 Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 RPM
     Konkurrel - K 001/121
05. Verbal Assault - Your Choice Live Series 004, 1990 CD, Album
     Your Choice Records - YC LS 004
     Recorded at the Oberhaus in Alzey - 28/10/89
06. Verbal Assault - Verbal Assault, 1992 CD, Compilation
     Konkurrel - K 137c
07. Verbal Assault - Volume One: The Masses And Learn, 2002 CD, Compilation
     Mendit - MEN007
Yes, at last the long time quest for Verbal Assault is complete. Needless to state again the density of classic zer that we have here. The early basic hardcore stuff (Learn) sounds a lot like early Uniform Choice, or Minor Threat. Good, good, good, but I've always been much more excited by the later, more mature releases: Trial, On etc. are simply fantastic records. They deliver this succulent haunting that comes with the slower paces and the more rocking metallic riffing that is not unlike Bad Brains' Quickness or Underdog. Infused with this cosmic Fugazi influence, they reach the Himalayan-height class of gigazer brilliance. Also, I need to underline that FOR ONCE this amazing music is not wasted by childish lyrics, unlike 99% of hardcore bands who can only regurgitate binary hippie slogans, the so-called "political lyrics" (basically: the rich are assholes and corporations suck - oh but I need a new smartphone). The 80s will always win!
NB: the 1st CD contains Trial, Tiny Giants, On and Exit. The other CD contains the Masses demo and Learn, obviously, not some reunion rerecordings, unfortunately.
!ZER Verbal Assault ZER!
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9 comments:

  1. Verbal Assault's website: http://www.verbalassault.com/ has a FREE download of a show from Amsterdam in 1988!!!!! Check it out! ZER!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Thank you for posting music that engages critical thought processes. The longer punk remains in self-retarded-storage poseur posture, calling the mixed economy model capitalism instead of socialism, the greater the army of useless eaters grows. It's nice to study a band's craft which bears evidence of valid philosophical pursuit over years. Despite the excuses aging punk bands seek shelter in, their deceit and endless conceit eats them alive. Even Forrest Gump knew that stupid is as stupid does. The silence of punk on Obama is damning.

    "Anarcho-Capitalism or else." - Woodchuck Pirate

    Woodchuck Pirate
    aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA
    www.woodchuckpirate.com

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  3. No gods, no masters, no parasites! :-)

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  5. hola zer, im having problems with my download. when i click on the link, it seems like its going to start the download, but instead an image downloads, with the next written on it:

    ''the bandwidth limit has been exceeded | opendrive''

    sorry for my terrible english, im from argentina

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    1. PERDON. MALDITA CUENTA REGRESIVA.

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    2. It means my allocated bandwidth on OpenDrive has been exceeded due to massive downloads. Wait until it resets (see countdown on the right).

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  6. file not found ...
    links does not working ???

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