FILTH: Live at Gilman Feb 28 1992: LP

I think the main question here is, “Does the recording quality suck?” The answer to that is a resounding no. The second question is, “Does it have their best songs?” And the answer to that is a resounding maybe. To me, it’s missing a few of their best, most notably “You Are Shit” and “Today’s Lesson.” However, it has their best song, “Violence as a Solution.” In my opinion, which is sometimes humble and sometimes not, Filth were the best band to come out of the Gilman scene. They were raw, ferocious, and introspective with an eye towards the external world. Angry that the world wasn’t filled with peace and love, and looking to destroy in order to find solace. Nihilistic, but couldn’t help but give a shit. Paradoxical as fuck, a punk koan. This LP is a benefit for Berkeley Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution—harm reduction is still cool. If you get a chance to pick it up, do it. If you haven’t heard Filth before, you are sorely missing out. –Vincent (No address listed)