Dirty Needle - for all your cassette porn needs...

Dirty Needle - for all your cassette porn needs...

So I came across these guys a bit by luck when I was looking for like-minded individuals to peddle my shit to. And lucky it was.

Dirty Needle are out of Minneapolis (in what's still presumably called USA, at least at the time I was typing this...) and are a solid bunch. Their first goodie pack came a few weeks ago but only very recently I had the time to go through it with the proper attention it deserved. In short, it was like Christmas came VERY early - there was a bit of everything in there, from more DIY looking tapes to the incredibly well put together affair. 

For instance, there was the very angry core of Decomposer , the kind of thing that wakes you up and makes you want to finally punch that face you've been earmarking for a beating for a while. Metaphorically, kids. Don't get in trouble on my account.

 

Next up, the near unpronounceable Invidiosus is right up my alley, no nonsense old school-ish Death Metal. I hate those 'band X meets band Y in a back alley and proceed to peel each others faces with rusty cheese graters' comparisons so I won't go there. It suffices to say that if you like Death Metal you'll love this. Intense, technical, blackened, what's NOT to love??

 

There was ever going to be only one favourite though, and apologies to the other bands (daddy loves you all equally) but Throat Yoghurt took me back so immediately to my Sore Throat worship years that I almost gagged. I know, gagging on throat yoghurt, very mature. But here I am, listening to this, ON TAPE, it was like very early 90s again. Anti(Christ) Social on the flipside was punker, shoutier, swearier and all that. Would need to hear more to be fair...

 

Now, for mind-blowing points, this is it. There's attention to detail, and then there's this. So, you have this band which is all about 80s Thrash and 80's slasher movies and you could well just photocopy some shit and pretend it's a fanzine or something and go down the pub before they close.

You could, but you're not these guys. To be fair there probably aren't many pubs in sunny Minnesota. So this is what they did instead.

Oh, ok. Professional colour printing, is that it?

No, it's not fucking it. The fucking CASE looks like a mini VHS case.

AND it comes with a mini comic/lyrics thing. How insane is that?

I know what you're thinking - am I all about the visuals and not the music? Do I care about content less than I care about packaging? Well, let's get this straight - Axeslasher RULES, and if you haven't heard of them yet it's your damn fault. Don't expect me to educate you, fool. Also, they have this incredible 'pizzagram' t-shirt that is up there with our 'Bacon' t-shirt. 

So yeah, get in touch with Dirty Needles and get these babies. Or if you're not into cassettes, get in touch with the bands and buy their fucking stuff.


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