TSURURADIO Presents…. 7 Songs on Vinyl!!!

Photography by Rita Lino

Let’s change gears for a sec, an album you might not realize I’d even like. This may be a surprise to you, but there was a time when I was letting out all kinds of aggression back in ’90 or ’91 or something when I finally came across this classic.

You see… I had a few hardcore friends back then in the late 80’s / early 90’s, in that whole 7 seconds / Minor Threat scene, all super-straight-edge and into mosh pits and hating people who drink beer. Good times… One of them, my friend Matt, who was part of all that joined a group of hardcore hari krishnas down in Tampa (seriously). One night he invited me over for vegetarian chili at their local meeting house…. needless to say, it was rather surreal to see a group of hardcore punks chanting “hari krishna hari krishna krishna krishna hari hari” over and over again, eating (yummy) chili, before loading up some Minor Threat (or was it 7 seconds?) and starting a mosh pit in the living room with big ol’ X’s sharpied on their fists. I left that night thankful for the experience, thankful for the free food (I was pretty broke back then, free food is always a good thing), and thankful for not breaking an arm on the coffee table.

That’s about it for my “hardcore” experience. It wasn’t for another year or two later before 13 Songs made it’s way into my ears. I didn’t really know the connection between Fugazi and Minor Threat at the time, but I did know I had a pretty special album playing in my tape deck, yeah… tape deck. For the few of you not in the know, Fugazi took hardcore into something much deeper, incorporating elements of more melodic genres, like funk, soul, reggae, and good ol’ rock into something brand-spanking-new to me. Pretty amazing stuff…

It was much to my glee that I saw 7 Songs (though I wished for 13) all new and in 180g vinyl. Listening now really takes me back a few… Anyways, enough memory lane, let’s get our Fugazi & our pissed-off faces on, and let’s get ready to get some agression off our chest as…

TSURURADIO Proudly Presents…. 7 Songs on Vinyl!!!
(Full Zip)

Side One

1. Waiting Room
2. Bulldog Front
3. Bad Mouth
4. Burning

Side Two

1. Give Me The Cure
2. Suggestion
3. Glue Man

So much more vinyl (& non-vinyl) right here in the society!

Go show Fugazi all your angry love here and here!

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