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Rusted Shut

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Rusted Shut formed in 1986 and continue to lay their repetitive napalm music on the lucky unwashed of Texas. As performers, their live show is infamously entertaining, arguing, backhands, kicking and all. Leader Don Walsh, a former oil rig worker, writes romantic lines like “I never asked to be born / I wish I would fuckin’ die” and “Do you like this life / Do you like to slice?” Though made by lovely harmless people, Rehab is the culmination of many years of genuine hatred, and with this long-delayed sophomore release, the whole Earth may now bathe in their infectious scorn.

The proper Rehab album (the first eight songs, barely released on CDR in 2003) was mixed and mastered beyond the red onto a frying cassette deck for maximum scuzz. A nice handful of hi-fi studio tracks rounds out the dish, making this fiveinch wonder a welcome return to pure rocking beauty, while providing a nourishing cleansing of the bile many of us live with.

“Anybody familiar with the drunken riot that is Rusted Shut might suggest that their appeal is limited. On the contrary, anybody with more than a passing interest in distortion would be amazed at the oversaturated, rumbling filth these Houstonian transients cajole from their amps. Rehab is the sophomore album nearly 10 years in the making, but when Don Walsh sheds blood on the altar during “Jesus Christ Inca,” it feels like a long-lost scripture from a bloodthirsty antediluvian civilization. Walsh continually belts out meth-and-moonshine-fueled vocals on the verge of a blood-coughing breakup. “End Is Near (Veranda)” in particular is over-the-top beyond belief.

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  • SonOfMirrorMan

    END IS NEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BallerCraig

    I aDORE them. Crusted Shit!!!

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • sksnd

    Don Walsh is my shepherd, a real holy man in this hard times... [2]

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • nyenyere666

    shut the fuck up, the devil's talking

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    correct (or at least more correct) tracklisting: 1. Home [5:03] 2. Heart of Hell [5:11] 3. Intellect / Chemical World / Spaceships [15:22] 4. Slaughter (Version 1) [4:00] 5. Slaughter (Version 2) [5:57] 6. Shot in the Head [2:36] 7. Feeling Weakened [3:59] 8. Bring out Your Dead [1:48] 9. Addiction [4:28] 10. Untitled [7:07]

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Smirnon

    the tracklisting for Dead is completely messed up. the booklet itself, discogs, lastfm, probably most/all rips are all incorrect. from what i gather it should be 1. Home [5:03] 2. Heart of Hell [5:11] 3. Intellect [15:22] 4. --- [4:00] 5. Slaughter Slaughter [5:57] 6. Shot in the Head [2:36] 7. Feeling Weakened [3:59] 8. Bring out Your Dead [1:48] 9. Addiction [4:28] 10. --- [7:07] can anyone who also has a physical copy check and advise what the blank ones are (and correct me where i'm wrong)?

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • icyblue86

    @Smirnon, There's a CD-R version (minus the last track) they're selling themselves.

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    new tape out on Freedom Form, kinda hoping they'll release it on CD/LP as well

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Gabriel-Schmitt

    Don Walsh is my shepherd, a real holy man in this hard times...

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jordan1124

    Feelin' wicked

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nilzzzberghman

    Total baller neanderthal

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TheStonedMan

    fucking caveman music [3]

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lordpiffington

    i looooooooooove this band

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • khz_

    fucking caveman music [2]

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Smirnon

    noise punk with/for crusty underpants

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nyenyere666

    sick fucking caveman music \m/

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • husarzX

    my noize

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • tek666

    beautiful

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LivingShit

    these fuckin assholes "get it"

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AFatalCure

    uh we'll talk some more beers on stage

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
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