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Album: Scum
# Song Title   Time
1)    Multinational Corporations
2)    Instinct of Survival
3)    Kill, The
4)    Scum
5)    Caught...In a Dream
6)    Polluted Minds
7)    Sacrificed
8)    Siege of Power
9)    Control
10)    Born on Your Knees
11)    Human Garbage
12)    You Suffer
13)    Life?
14)    Prison Without Walls
15)    Point of No Return
16)    Negative Approach
17)    Success?
18)    Deceiver
19)    C.S.
20)    Parasites
21)    Pseudo Youth
22)    Divine Death
23)    As the Machine Rolls On
24)    Common Enemy
25)    Moral Crusade
26)    Stigmatized
27)    M.A.D.
28)    Dragnet
 
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Performer Notes
  • Napalm Death: Mick Harris (vocals, drums); Lee Dorrian (vocals); Bill Steer (guitar); Shane Embury (bass).
  • Personnel: Lee Dorrian, Nicholas Bullen (vocals); Justin Broadrick, Bill Steer (guitar); Mick Harris (drums).
  • Legendary grindcore godfathers Napalm Death left a scorched path on the English countryside immediately upon the release of their debut album, SCUM. So volatile that they had two different lineups appearing on the same album (with Justin Broadrick and Nick Bullen leaving before recording the rest), Napalm Death took hardcore punk and shifted the focus to ungodly speed and brevity at the expense of everything else. Twenty-odd-second blitzes such as "The Kill" and "Deceiver" rush by like the contrail of a nuclear warhead, and the longest song, "Siege of Power," barely breaks three minutes. In fact, "You Suffer," at four seconds long, has to hold some kind of record. But blinding speed alone can't hold a listener's interest, and Napalm Death kept listeners in the seats with innovative, low-fi takes on Mot”rhead's black tar rumble and Discharge's bilious punk screeds. Surprising melodies bubble up through the blur and skitter of drums, chainsaw guitar, and croaked, unintelligible vocals. It's challenging stuff, and the uninitiated would not be scoffed at for calling SCUM "noise," but that was the point. Such a rebellion against traditional musical values was almost unheard-of when SCUM hit in 1987, and it still sounds positively corrosive today.
Professional Reviews
CMJ (p.48) - "SCUM remains the grindcore archetype: barked vocals, raunchy guitars, whirlwind drumming and eye-blinkingly fast songs."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "Taking punk to an extreme with hyperspeed blastbeats and jarring bleakness, this was a sound that demanded a reaction."

Uncut (magazine) (p.97) - "SCUM is a remarkable, utterly unique piece of work. Powered by Mick Harris' artillery-barrage drumming..."
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