Title: Low Self Opinion
Artist: The Rollins Band
Album: The End Of Silence
Year Released: 1992
What It Is: Strong. Very very strong. Triple espresso no sugar strong.
Riffage / Hookage: Heavy duty riffage. It’s like Rollins fronting a heavy metal band. The line between punk and metal was very blurry anyway, but this rather much erased it.
Cowbell?: I hear some! It’s either cowbell or a bell-sounding cymbal. It’s there. Trust me!
Words Of Wisdom: “You sleep alone at night
You never wonder why
All this bitterness wells up inside you
You always victimize
So you can criticize yourself
And all those around you “
I never know if Hank is being autobiographical or not. But he’s rather insightful despite his screaming and nagging.
Mixology Report: Start off a mix with this. Tell people to turn it up. Watch their ears explode!
Top Five Genius Results: Helmet – In The Meantime
Black Flag – Thirsty & Miserable
Clutch – A Shogun Named Marcus
Fugazi – Sieve-Fisted Find
Helmet / House Of Pain – Just Another Victim
For The Good Of The Order: What a revelation! I remember seeing this video debut on 120 Minutes on MTV and I definitely took notice. Then I saw a clip of them during Lollapalooza. I later saw the Rollins Band open up for the Beastie Boys. Man, they were STRONG! However, the raging voice of nag that Rollins is pretty much shoehorned the band into one style, but I think we all need a dose of the Rollins Band now and again.
So you get two. One, the studio video:
The other, live. Normally, live cuts are faster. This one is slower…