NEGATIVE APPROACH: Self-titled: 7"

Jan 11, 2011

I have never understood why this 7” has been unavailable for so long while the band’s far inferior (but far from unlistenable) Tied Down LP has remained in print. Now this record has been reissued, and it makes even less sense. I heard this for the first time when I was thirteen years old and listening to it again on this reissue makes me feel the same way I did back then. The thin, raw production sounds just as fresh and caustic as it before I heard 10,000 other bands (and started about one hundred of my own) trying to cop this sound. The song “Nothing” makes more sense to me than Jean Paul Sartre, and I love it. My only complaint is that the “updated” cover art (a Photoshop rendering of the original Exorcist cover) looks terrible.

 –Ian Wise (Touch And Go)