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Massappeal , are Sydney ‘s most intense live experience from the late eighties and early nineties.

Formed in 1985 around core members, Brett Curotta (guitar) and Randy Reimann (vocals) with various floating rhythm sections, Massappeal forged an intense sound that relied as much on the early eighties hardcore sound of Black Flag or Bad Brains as it did much of early seventies prog & heavy rock a’la Black Sabbath and King Crimson and the desert sludge of acts like Kyuss through Sleep. Massappeal released three albums, the classic, Jazz (Waterfront), The Mechanic (Survival), Nommo Anagonno (Shock), as well as the mini album, Nobody Likes A Thinker and single Fun Again (both Waterfront), before breaking up in 1994.

Live, listening to Massappeal, was like being in factory in full motion with the band members seemingly overwhelmed with the power they produced. Curotta grimacing the whole time, each drummer flaying wildly at the demands put upon them to keep up, each bass player almost on his knees such was the intensity and Reimann, floating on top of it all, eyes closed, swaying slowly or shaking violently as he took it all in. Seems out of place now doesn’t it, amongst the commercial version of such a sound in nu-metal and emo-core. It’s not. To see it live again, as was witnessed when the band were invited to perform as special guests of the Rollins Band plays Black Flag shows in 2003, is to realise exactly what is missing out there, intense, passionate, hard rock played with precision and a no holds barred delivery.

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  • j-yeags

    underrated as fuck.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • AussieThrashher

    please do a 25th anniversary of Nobody like a Thinker Australian tour i fucking love you guys and sadly was born many years too late [2]

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AussieThrashher

    Really Digging "Jazz" Lately early Hardcore sound! ofcourse Nobody rules..

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • amelymelo

    JAZZ

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • mistertroy

    wow - only 530ish listeners... although there's probably more than a few who have mis-labelled tags and tunes are being scrobbled at Mass Appeal - IV Me for instance has more scrobbles there than here. fuckn last.fm and their inability to record these things...

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Gone_Wishing

    I don't know how to answer that question... o_O Mostly cos I don't know those two bands. I take it I should keep it that way, though. ;)

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Bloodybirdbrain

    @Gone_wishing why would us Australians want to listen to brilliant hardcore band like Massappeal when we got shithouse bands like Parkway Drive and Confession? just got Jazz 2day! stoked!

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Gone_Wishing

    :o Less than 500 listeners? Shame, Australia!

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • nalo503

    Deadheads :)

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • AndreasViolent

    Long live to underground hardcore!!!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Phlegm70

    How could these guys rely on Kyuss and Sleep? They didn't even have albums out when these guys were around.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • nitrovo

    The Mechanic is amazing.

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • goremeat

    rat in a whole-awsome song

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • freevolt

    So good!

    27 Jul 2008 Reply