27 April 2011

DOWNLOAD: Th' Inbred - A Family Affair

Th' Inbred were a hardcore punk band from Morgantown during the mid- to late-'80s. According to Wikipedia, "The original idea was of a punk band that incorporated a banjo into the band. While the banjo never made it, a strong sense of humor and a willing (and ability) to play whatever came to mind made this band a strong entry, leading to many opening gigs for nationally known groups and three tours. Subject matter of the songs included many songs looking critically at the punk scenes they were (or had been) a part of or linked to."

A Family Affair was the first of their full-length albums and was released in 1986. Last Days of Man on Earth says of the album, "This one is a fucking gem. ... I ended up loving [A Family Affair] because it was so critical of the scene I had just walked away from. The song "Positive Youth" alone, really summed up why I wasn’t into hardcore anymore. See, Th’Inbred really weren’t raging against Reagan or normal society. Instead they were raging against the scene itself.

"Musically, Th’Inbred were as tight as fuck. I’ve heard them compared to The Crucifucks and The Dead Kennedys. Both comparisons are valid. ... It's hard to believe, but we took bands like this for granted back then. Listening to it now, I am blown away by its overall awesomeness."

Artist: Th' Inbred
Album: A Family Affair
Year: 1986
For Fans Of: The Dead Kennedys, Crucifucks, Circle Jerks

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