IRON LUNG / WALLS / PIG HEART TRANSPLANT: Public Humiliation: 12"

Mar 15, 2010

This is a three-way collaborative effort recorded live on Halloween night of last year. The set list consists of rearrangements of songs by the three bands as well as a great cover of a Big Black song. The sound quality is way above par—considering the fact that this is a live recording—and the playing is so insanely tight it’s almost unbelievable. I always chalked up Iron Lung’s ability to play so fast to them being a two-member band, but here they are playing just as fast with a total of seven players. The time changes are spot-on, the arrangements never lose you, and they skip over most of the annoying parts of the live record experience (no long interludes, no pointless stage banter). Iron Lung is currently an unstoppable force and, apparently, just can’t stop putting out records. Like all their releases, the packaging and artwork is top notch. The original pressing sold out almost immediately and it’s currently on a second press on white vinyl. –Ian Wise

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