This was the first release by Art Monk Construction and a good label start. Hoover were the most underrated D.C. band around that time, although being on Dischord (!!!). Lincoln who started as some kind of emo mosh band with their first 7" present here a very D.C. styled sound and this 7" perfectly sums up midtempo emo core in the early 90ies. Although there are only two songs and it' s very short, I have to admit that this would be a record you keep when you have to reduce your collection to 10 records of this style. End of discussion. Enjoy this seven yellow vinyl inches (collector nerds would say "gold"... hahahahaha... "gold" like the Youth Of Today Funhouse Records pressing... hahahahaha). Needless to say that all other Hoover records are must haves.
Here' s what Art Monk Construction wrote:
"It wasn't until over three years after having released this two-song seven inch was I told that I learned that it is so widely held to be the hallmark of the emo genre as it is known today. The fact thay any would pigeon-hole this creation is of greater tragedy than the most searing chord it strikes. Both Lincoln and Dischord recording artists Hoover took the angst and heartfelt restlessness of hardcore and intricately wove it into a fabric channeled by syncopated rhythms and vocals that yearned without plea for pity. The message is sent mid-tempo, yet written by scarred hand in tumultuous melody. No sleep for the self-declared wicked, a record that after almost five years still speaks with ferociousness to the firery woebegotten..."
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