MESS FOLK: Indifference to Life: Cassette

I’m not going to pretend that I love this tape. I was going to make a comment about how if you go to shows and start nodding your head while the band is tuning, this would be good for you to check out. I’m sure as fuck not going to pretend that I had any idea who Mess Folk was before I listened to this scummy, raw, piece of garage filth. And that sucks. It’s festering and oozing and passionate and really fucking hard to like. It’s one of a shit ton of Mess Folk recordings out there, some of which are much better. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the last, because the man behind Mess Folk died last month. I get the sense that there were a lot more shitty tapes that he needed to record.

 –mp (Hamburger)