Friday, 15 August 2014

United Mutation - Discography

DISCOGRAPHY
United Mutation
1982 - 1986

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Hardcore, Punk
For Fans Of: No Trend, Mecht Mensch, G.I.S.M, Tar Babies, Charles Bronson

DC will forever be synonymous with the likes of Minor Threat and Bad Brains, and yeah, they're important - but neither of them possessed half the amount of creativity, ferocity and downright disregard for the punk rule book as United Mutation.
United Mutation, much like fellow DC weirdos Void, carved out a niche in their musical scene fairly on - mostly due to vocalist Mike Brown's rough, manic and decidedly unique vocal style. Basically shredding his vocal chords in a manner that can only be described as 'crust punk before crust punk was a thing', Brown surely influenced an entire generation of shower-phobic black clad scuzzballs with his hoarse bellow.
United Mutations music ranged from straight up punk power chord attacks eventually evolving into more experimental and drawn out tracks (SAXOPHONES) - somewhat akin to No Trend's earlier work - all of which displayed their unrelenting aggression and overwhelmingly weird approach to hardcore punk.
Mostly overlooked in their time as band, the band called it quits in 1986. More than likely they were a victim of their odd music - but hey, all the best bands are. Nevertheless here's their discography, and now you can enjoy a slice of DC's oddball hardcore history - everyone knows posthumous band appreciation scores you more cool points.

TRACKLISTING:
1. It's Over
2. You Send Me
3. Wake Up
4. Sons Of Sunoco
5. Tear Down
6. Out Of Hand
7. DC Screws The World
8. Oh No
9. Lice, Flies And Vermin
10. White Boy
11. Combat Boots
12. Happy Daze
13. So Morose
14. Fugitive Family
15. Plain Truth
16. Final Solution
17. Passout
18. I Know A Place
19. Lice And Flies
20. Infinite Regression
21. Infinite Regression
22. Fat Louie
23. Take Your Pick
24. Zone
25. Manna
26. Sensations Fix

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3 comments:

  1. This is not their whole discography, it's a cd compilation that misses some stuff.

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  2. "DC will forever be synonymous with the likes of Minor Threat and Bad Brains, and yeah, they're important - but neither of them possessed half the amount of creativity, ferocity and downright disregard for the punk rule book as United Mutation." - what a ridiculous overstatement. There was no rule book for hc before bad brains and minor threat wrote it. overlooked in their time? u sure. u were there huh

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  3. I discovered UM when I bought the mixed nuts don't crack album in late 80's. Still one of my favs.

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