DOUBLE-O

|February 21, 2011 | Found Sounds, White Zombie

This record came up the other day in conversation with an old friend – it’s a fairly obscure DC hardcore 7″, the band’s only release, and he and I bought it from Ian Mackaye when Minor Threat played in Chicago on April 29th, 1983. I dug this stuff a lot back then – it fits pretty firmly in with the DC sound of the day ( I think the general tone here is quite similar to Faith’s Subject To Change ), although Jason Carmer’s heavy Telecaster switches things up a bit, as does the use of effects and atypical instrumentation. I remember thinking that Death Of A Friend was wayyyy out there, which goes to show how conservative a lot of us hardcore kids actually were.

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Double-O Cover

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Fun White Zombie fact : see the head in the lower right corner of the cover shot, behind the person who’s taking a picture? That’s Sean Yseult. This was a 1982 gig in Raleigh NC that she attended 2 days before moving to New York. The opener was Buckwheat’s Army, who would later become known as Corrosion Of Conformity.

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01. Double-O : You’ve Lost

01. Double-O : You’ve Lost

02. Double-O : Is It Better

02. Double-O : Is It Better

03. Double-O : Grey To Black

03. Double-O : Grey To Black

04. Double-O : Death Of A Friend

04. Double-O : Death Of A Friend

05. Double-O : There’s No Reasoning

05. Double-O : There’s No Reasoning

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