Sunday, January 27, 2008

Unhinged "Crime and Punishment" lp (nab015)




I wanted to put this one straight since I played on this and it is not available anymore nor it has ever been re-issued on cd format unlike the rest of the UNHINGED material.
The line up for this record was Ben, Wills, Nat and Al.
I still gets shivers when I hear this record, I can't believe we did it all ourselves, ha ha. When it came out many people thought the sleeve look uggly. The band'd been labeled "emo-crust" which was a big joke amongst the members that simply saw themselves as punk.
It got almost issued on cd in the US until we changed idea (due to very long delay and poor communication) and thought of releasing it on Nabate. Then the band eventually broke up and the cd of this 2nd album never got released. Some labels still would like to re-issue it now (2008) which is kind of amazing. It got released on tape in Poland and Russia.
Maybe I should write a web page with the Unhinged story, line up, gigs etc.. one day.
Here is one of the track on streaming, with quiet a jolly job at the drums.
edit: I've reposted this has it was the wrong file. Here is "Lifetrap".

Track List:
1. Alone For Too Long (3:12)
2. Empty Vee (2:48)
3. Crime And Punishment (3:42)
4. Lifetrap (1:13)
5. The Failure (4:04)
6. Personne Ne Sourit Plus (3:50)
7. Matière Grise (4:49)


Click here for download
check out their page myspace.com/unhingedliege

( from the comments - may 13, 08 )
.., thanks dhd, it's too bad this record never came out on digital version at the time. The story is that it was meant to be released on cd version with extra film ("Punk Picnic" of Sandrine Drijvers) on the fine Scott Beibin's imprint BLOODLINK Records. But we ran out of patience with Scott's busy and chaotic life and eventually thought NABATE would released it (i.e. ourselves).
Finally the band broke up before no one released the 2nd album on CD. I can tell you that dropping Bloodlink has been a very bad mistake indeed. I will always feel bad to have canceled this release on his label. I really LOVE Scott & hosted this year his amazing "Lost Film Festival" here in Liege, and spent a WONDERFUL time together!! Al

7 comments:

Sovyet said...

Thanks!
One of my favourite band.
Greetings from Istanbul

irishdave said...

brilliant - I never owned a copy of this - it is so good to hear it again! great blog

al plastic said...

Wow thank you, merhaba! all the best!
AL

dhd said...

Thank you for posting this! I actually went to the trouble of recording my vinyl copy of it a long time ago... I hope that more people get to hear this now, because it is one of my favorite records ever. I think I bought it from you at your show in Ottawa in 1998 which I unfortunately missed most of :(

al said...

Yes, thanks dhd, it's too bad this record never came out on digital version at the time. The story is that it was meant to be released on cd version with extra film ("Punk Picnic" of Sandrine Drijvers) on the fine Scott Beibin's imprint BLOODLINK Records. But we ran out of patience with Scott's busy and chaotic life and eventually thought NABATE would released it (i.e. ourselves). Finally the band broke up before no one released the 2nd album on CD. I can tell you that dropping Bloodlink has been a very bad mistake indeed. I will always feel bad to have canceled this release on his label. I really LOVE Scott & hosted his "Lost Film Festival" here in Liege, and spent a WONDERFUL time together!!

xgravitykidx said...

Such a great Band and a really great record, still one of y favourítes! Seen them at Punx Picnic in Edinburgh a long time ago! Great time...

AL said...

aah i'm remember well this punk picnic in Edinburgh, I know it was august but can't remember what year? Only know I broke my leg right before going on tour!!...