The album was extremely well received in the thrash community, but the band's hardcore fans viewed the release as a sell-out. Bail Out Track Listing: 1. Down To The Wire 13. The crossover sound was still in development, and the term wouldn't even be coined for another two years, but D. The reception was solid, but the grind of life on the road took its toll on band chemistry, and bassist Josh Pappe left the band when they returned home to San Francisco.
The album was popular with fans of punk, hardcore and thrash, and the band's live shows induced frenetic behavior unseen before. I Don't Need Society 11. The band essentially lived in a van, and were so broke they often ate at soup kitchens when they were between gigs. Radio Interview 2 Part 2 40. I'd Rather be Sleeping 3. On My Way Home 18.
The album was received so well, in fact, that its title was adopted to describe a new genre. Louie Louie Richard Berry Cover Live 44. Tear It Down Live 13. Unlike their Metal Blade releases and Definition, the band decided to produce the effort without an outside producer, Cassidy being listed as producer on the effort, released on November 14, 1995. Eric later spent a short time with an early incarnation of , and played on the 1986 Hirax album Hate, Fear and Power. On My Way Home 25.
I Don't Need Society 2. Instead, it saw the band fall by the wayside as little more than an interesting side note in the history of extreme music. Radio Interview 2 Part 1 38. While never achieving a mass audience, D. I Don't Need Society 14.
. John Menor left before the Testament tour ended, after the Palladium show, and was replaced by longtime band roadie and bass tech Chumly Porter. Kurt Brecht's shout is a bit tuneless, but is fairly standard 1980s hardcore style, and is reasonably easy listening. They hit the studio in June 1992, taking two months to lay down Definition with a new producer, Jim Faraci. Nursing Home Blues Live 42. The band continues to sell out large venues around the world and, despite the age and the wear and tear on those Dirty Rotten imbeciles, they still prove on a nightly basis they are the world's fastest band! You Say I'm Scum 7.
The Five Year Plan 15. Commuter Man Demo Version 39. The album would be released in mid-1995 as a precursor to album number 7. At one time, they were the fastest band in the world, pioneering the use of blastbeats. Down to the Wire 13. You Say I'm Scum 7.
My Fate To Hate 16. The track was about Brecht's dad, who'd unintentionally named the band, and included audio of one of his dad's famous rants. Argument Then War Live 18. The band began to adapt their songs when they played them live, fine-tuning what would eventually be a brand new genre. Go Die Live Live at the Ritz 20. Suit and Tie Guy 11. Syringes In The Sandbox 9.
You Say I'm Scum 14. On My Way Home 25. Give My Taxes Back 15. Their second album still featured short songs, with frenetic drums and Brecht's classic punk vocal style, but the band began to implement more complex elements more associated with heavy metal or thrash music. Radio Interview 1 Part 1 32. The sentiments are noble, but the execution is lacking. The Five Year Plan 2.
To Open Closed Doors 17. The band announced the album would be their last, effectively ending their recording career, but assured the loyal fans of their live shows that touring would continue. First Round Draft Choice 35. I Don't Need Society 11. I Don't Need Society 2. Gone are the dull arsed plodding metal riffs Spike Cassidy churned out through the 1990s, and back are the simple, speedy hardcore sounds which originally propelled D. My Fate to Hate 7.