Thursday, September 22, 2011

Listening Post

The conventional wisdom is that grunge killed West Coast metal.

But that's not entirely true: For a short time, the impending dominance of the Seattle sound actually made a lot of L.A. rock bands try harder. It lit a fire under their complacent asses to expand their horizons. And it also gave bands that had been doing that for years a chance to finally be heard.

This was one of those bands -- one of the best no-frills rock and roll acts to kick around the Sunset Strip then finally break through when the rest of the chaff was cut away.

Here's Love/Hate's Wasted in America.

1 comment:

Dr. Squid said...

Here's another one from that same era - I was living near LA from '90-'93, and this came out late '92...

Kik Tracee - you're So Strange