Didjits fan, you're likely acquainted with this punishing live bootleg of their performance at London's Kilburn National from September 1990. As one of Champaign, IL's most valuable exports, the Rick Sims-helmed, four-on-the-floor power punkers, produced some truly bitchin' barnburners in their time, including such scorching platters as Hey Judester, Hornet Pinata, and Full Nelson Reilly. I'd argue that Backstage Passout is as crucial as their studio output, being the utterly potent, white-hot live document that it is. This particular gig was in support of their then recently released Hornet Pinata LP, so naturally much of the setlist draws from it (and yes, it includes "Killboy Powerhead," the track the Offspring covered for a certain multi-million selling album in the mid-90s, earning Sims more than a few martinis and a chaise lounge on the beach). Aside from the absence of "Sweet Sweet Satan," there's nothing to complain about here, and in fact, Passout ain't a bad place for newbies to get their first taste. Plenty of hotwired "car songs" here as well, so with that in mind, eat their dust!
BEAUTIFUL HAPPINESS Sundown EP 1990 - *shoegaze* *Discogs* Tracklist A1 Sunday Sundown A2 Carve A Smile B1 This Season's Love B2 Take You Down
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