Sawhorse 7" (1992)
Ive been meaning to post this since the great comment storm of early summer. Someone gave this up when we were talking about Mike Kirsch bands and many said this was the best Kirsch band. I had not ever heard this band previous to this summer, so admittedly I'm late to the party, and while four songs is short for a party, Sawhorse manage to plug into every great hardcore influence from 1980 to 1992. I mean, a list of influences would read as disparate as teeny bopper at a Slayer concert. I hear Disengage-era Youth Of Today, Four Walls Fallings earlier work, Against the Wall, Judge, Downcast, Swiz, Gorilla Biscuits, Old School, New School, No School, whatever.
And granted, these influnces are not that disparate under the general banner of music as a whole, as they are all hardcore bands, but within the hardcore genre these bands were from different parts of the country and exploring different nuances in the limited hardcore palette.
But seriously, these songs fucking kill. Fo' Real, so whoever said this was the best Kirsch band, I tip my hat to you, and thanks to whoever dropped this in the comments months ago.
If anyone with more knowledge or intimate understanding wants to tackle a description of this album, give it a shot, and I'll post it up as your review...
Either way, don't sleep on this 7" like I did for 15 years. Listen to it here, and pick it up from Ebullition (links to right) as it seems they either have extra copies or they repressed it.