Die Kreuzen - Die Kreuzen !
Die Kreuzen - Die Kreuzen
Touch&Go Records 1984 LP
- This Hope
- In School
- I'm Tired
- On the Street
- Get 'Em
- No Time
- All White
- Pain / Sick People
- Hate Me
- Live Wire
- Not Anymore
- Think for Me
- Dirt and Decay
- Don't Say Please
- No Name
First album, ragin' and screamin' from this golden year 1984 (George Orwell wouldn't have liked this one!).
Vinyl rip, just a few cracks and pops... perfect anytime!
Dan Kreuzen - Vocals
Keith Brammer - Bass
Herman Egeness - Guitar
Erik Tunison - Drums
Formed in 1981 by two Rockford, Illinois and two Brookfield, Wisconsin natives in the midpoint of Milwaukee, Die Kreuzen (pronounced dee kroytzen) chose their name specifically to avoid stereotyping because “no one knows what it means.” The band combined early hardcore with heavy metal leanings. ‘Die Kreuzen’ roughly translates out of German meaning ‘to intersect’ or ‘to hybridize,’ which is exactly what they did on their five LP’s for Touch and Go. Remember that flannel shirt movement in the 90's? Yeah. This is what those guys were listening to.
Die Kreuzen was simultaneously one of the most thrilling and conservative exponents of American hardcore.
While many quality thrash bands have escaped the genre's brutally circumscribed conventions by delving into metal, psychedelia, funk or bohemianism, this quartet played punk strictly by the book.
Cows and Beer, a six-song 7-inch debut (all of which is reprised on Die Kreuzen), contains such numbers as "Hate Me," "Pain" and "In School." Although well-played, the music of these brief songs is as familiar as the titles.
On the first LP, armed with an antagonistic attitude and a predilection for velocity, the band burns through 21 explosive songs (riffs, really) that are interchangeable but not redundant.
The primary ingredient, hyperkinetic energy, remains constant throughout Die Kreuzen, but the riffs are all different and uncommonly well-articulated. As loud and fast as these guys are, their playing remains crisp.
Cows and Beer EP (Version Sound) 1982
Die Kreuzen (Touch and Go) 1984
October File (Touch and Go) 1986
Century Days (Touch and Go) 1988
Gone Away (Touch and Go) 1989
Cement (Touch and Go) 1991
Internal (Touch and Go) 1993
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