Feb 27, 2006
4 WALLS FALLING "burn it"
A few years later 4 Walls Falling released this gem. It was only 3 songs but what a CDep it was. At first listen I was taken aback by the slightly more melodic and slick approach by the band. After a few listens I was hooked. These songs are so damn catchy and the subject matter really struck a chord with me. Pay close attention to the lyrics. They were well written and on a whole other level for me at the time and really helped expand my mind and see the world around me. Hell I was only 15 when this came out in 1992 but hearing a band talk about things that were going on in my mind really made life a little easier for me. Fortunately I got to see these guys after I picked up this record and they seriously never let me down. The energy shown in the photo above by both the band and crowd is rather accurate of each and every show with these guys. Check these 3 songs out and give them a few listens before you cast your judgment because once you digest them a little bit I am hoping you feel the same way I do about them.
The downfall to this record was the absolutely horrid cover art and the fact that it is in a CD wallet. You can kind of see how bad the artwork is in the small photo but up close it looks even worse & bitmapped. It's like some bad clip art image or something. The only other thing about this record that made me chuckle was the final line of the CD where singer Taylor Steele states "You can have your twinkies, I'll keep my health." For some reason I always find it amusing when a band throws in a word or phrase that you wouldn't normally would think would appear in a song. A word such as "Twinkies". Maybe it's just me, but that made me giggle. Not to mention I loved Twinkies at the time.
This was recorded and released in 1992 on 7"/CDep via Redemption Records which if memory serves me correctly was a division of Watermark records or somehow related. It also had distribution though Dutch East India which at the time was pretty big shit.
1. "Burn It"
2. "Happy Face"
UPDATE: Word on the street is that there's a 4th song from this session so if anyone has that in mp3 format and would be down with sending it my way that would rule. Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
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