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Song of the day – 310: Idiot Culture

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Time for some ROCK.

I have no idea who Idiot Culture are. I am sure I can look them up, and I’m sure I will, but right now I’m wallowing in the deep Gothic undertow of their brutal, traumatised grind. (Yeah, remind me. I’ll go back and sort those mixed metaphors out later.) The vocals sneer, all diffident and knowing and uncaring or rather caring but not caring to show it, like Richard Butler or Jim Thirwell or Tad Doyle or someone. The music is all jagged metal ends, relentless and pulsating, shards of Krautrock cutting through the gloom. Guitar solos are sheer torture, deliberately: the very nicest kind of grating. Man, it reminds me of my glory days Back When I Drank, Back When I Reinvented Myself As Some Sort Of Music Press God, Back When Grunge Creatures Stalked The Earth. Nice.

And to think, I only keep encountering it because I let my iTunes library run over, past Cults, past Tracy And The Plastics, onto this …

Turns out I wasn’t so far off, at all. Mixed by my old friend Jack Endino – one of the Most Awesome Grunge Monsters Ever To Stalk The Earth – and Idiot Culture hail from Seattle. Yeah, damn. This is so molten and heavy, and full-on fucking ROCK, it makes the term ‘grunge’ seem patsy-waist in comparison.

4 Responses to Song of the day – 310: Idiot Culture

  1. Hannah Golightly March 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

    This fucking rocks!

  2. Princess Stomper March 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    You’re doing it to annoy me, aren’t you! It’s THIRLWELL, as in “JG Thirlwell”. With an L. L for Love, Lust, Listen, Life and Learn. The next time you come over here, I will pin you down and write THIRLWELL WITH AN L across your forehead in permanent marker so that you’ll at least memorise it backwards as you try to scrub your face clean (and wonder why the hell you let yourself get defaced by deranged bloggers).

    There weren’t actually any vocals in the track you linked, but there are some here: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/store/artist_995179?item_type=music
    But since there isn’t any resemblance to the Foetus-man whatsoever, I shall just assume you put the reference in to taunt me.

    Bastard.

  3. Steve Dodge April 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you,Collapse Board,your discription is the best .I am the drummer for Idiot Culture Steve Dodge.The album was done live eight tracks Byron is amasing rythym lead and vocals all at once I love that guy ,what a fucken monster!We have another album just waiting to be recorded It brings me to my knees NO SHIT!

  4. Angusbob Higgins April 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    pretty f*ckin’ groovy!

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