Unsane Special – Pt. 1 – Mixtape

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New York City’s Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with the decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom favored by acts like Sick of It All. While developing the blueprint for noise-metal bands to follow, Unsane cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe. As a power trio, Unsane relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled nothing if not the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system.

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To celebrate the release of Wreck – latest LP from New York band Unsane – here’s a collection of videos/songs spanning their entire career!

 

Official Videos

Scrape

Body Bomb

Alleged – directed by Greg Gricus

Sick – directed by Ghetto Fabulous

Against The Grain

 

Live

Sudsy Malone (Cincinnati, 1992) – Songs performed are “Cut”, “Broke”, “HLL” and “Vandal-X”.

High Pointe (St Louis, 1997) – courtesy of Lepers TV

Scrape / Against The Grain – courtesy of Unartig NYC

Le Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland (2011) – courtesy of Moju. Songs performed are “Alleged”, “Can’t See”, “Over Me”, “Scrape”.

Alleged (Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, 2012)  – with members of Melvins

 

Misc. / Audio Only

Concrete Bed – from Concrete Bed 7″ (Glitterhouse, 1990) +  Singles 89/92 (Matador / City Slang, 1992)

Vandal X – from Unsane (Matador / City Slang, 1991)

D Train – from Blood Run (Relapse, 2005)

This Stops At The River – from Visqueen (Ipecac, 2007)

 


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