Sunday, May 17, 2009


Dead C - Trapdoor Fucking Exit

there's a lot of people who are really fucked up, like the bad kind, and only a few of them are lucky enough to have enough talent that nobody cares. Neutral Milk Hotel? imagine a dude who tells everybody that he's obsessed with fucking Anne Frank, a 12 year old dead girl, so much that he sat in his basement and wrote songs about it, never talking to another human being, and instead of locking him up they worship him and get tattoos of his weirdo artwork. i know perfectly well-adjusted grown men who went to see him play ten years ago and actually freak out over the fact that they made eye contact. and why, because he knows three chords? because he wrote lyrics nobody can relate to? it can't be the music, because it's a bunch of half-assed campfire shit. it's because he regurgitated his entire tortured psyche in such an extreme way that all you can do is listen in complete awe. we've all got hangups and we love listening to people who've got it worse and have the balls to tell the world about it. if you like wackjob music like that then this is the album for you.

this is disaffected twentysomething shit taken to a new level.
just totally world weary and hopeless. it's not wide eyed manchild catharsis like Jeff Mangum; they plod through this shit like they're about to give up any second and just kick the chair. you play this and it amazes you that the person who wrote these songs can pay their rent on time and even get out of bed in the morning. i've never listened to it sober so i dont know. this is just some filthy, grimy ruminations from people who started thinking too much and went insane. it's not the lyrics, or the songs, because there hardly are any; you could basically record this entire album in your garage with a tape recorder and a snare drum, but apparently it was made by reasonably functional adults. goddamn. i'm sure to a lot of people it'll sound like garbage, whatever. just break up with your girlfriend, smoke a blunt and let this shit make you want to crawl into a cave forever.

Rating: keep on truckin'

download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?gmztflb5tyn

4 comments:

Leif Garret(t) said...

"eye contact," holy shit 5/5 review

Leif Garret(t) said...

I've barely ever listened to this album not at 4:00 in the morning and on the verge of completely losing it.

Joe said...

I bought this album at the now-defunt Discs N Dats in St. Charles, IL. It's now a hardwood flooring store or something like that. Which makes sense, because the first time I heard this album I was totally floored!

Leif Garret(t) said...

So many comments about owning CDs, but no reviews. What kind of teammate are you, Joe?