February 23, 2015

The Leaving Trains - Kill Tunes (1986)


An overlooked album in the SST catalog, Kill Tunes is a brilliant collection of punky post-hardcore and alternative rock songs that has an unmistakeable college rock feel. The clever melodies and riffs represent the punk departure and birth of alternative rock that was happening in 1986. Memorable and smart lyrics relaying the usual angst, pessimism, laziness, and apathy felt in the 80s Los Angeles underground. Important in solidifying the identity of the 80s American underground, I recommend this for any fan of 80s music.

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Kill Tunes