This week at KSDB there are more quality records rotating for your listening pleasure, and this week brings somewhat of a #throwback with the reissue of a fantastic album from The Reatards. Grown Up, F*cked Up was originally released in 1999, and ultimately foreshadowed Jay Reatard’s cocaine overdose in 2010. The album is a collection of scuzzy garage-punk tracks that channels influences from punk pioneers of the late 1970’s. It’s sort of like listening to your Dad’s favorite Ramones record while you’re just trying to play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.
The Alchemist and Oh No have had incredible success these last few years. When the two producers decide to team up, they refer to themselves as Gangrene. In 2013, they scored the soundtrack to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, and worked with talents such as A$AP Ferg, Killer Mike, Phantogram. This week they released their newest full length entitled Reversal. It’s an industrial rap adventure that shows off the sampling prowess of the two MCs. If they only worked together a bit more often, they could really hone their talent and have something special.
By: Andrew Shores