Monday, June 29, 2009

FAILURE FACE -- All Pain No Gain

Ebullition -- Tampa (1995)

All Pain No Gain
I Won
Get to Know Me!

Brian Roberts - guitar
Kevin Shanahan - bass
Bob Suren - vocals
Rob Sexton - drums

Bob Suren, proprietor of the long-running Brandon record store Sound Idea and the big enchilada at Burrito Records, appears to be a level-headed, sober and quiet individual but nearly every band he plays in or produces (and that's quite a few) are bitter and brutal. This is the third 7" release from his own band and it fits the pattern.

Lyrically and even musically this reminds me of Henry Rollins of the Lifetime era, in that the songs are clever, tight, and focused on bottled rage and self-loathing.

1 comment:

  1. Twas our SECOND record and twas released in 1994, not 1995.
    -- Bob