Lineage Situation [Digipak]

Performers Neil Perry (New Jersey band)

Level-Plane | June 3, 2003 | Compact Disc

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What an album. Lineage Situation offers two full discs (that's 40 tracks and two hours of material!) of rowdy pummel-core and intricate post-Slint rock from the defunct band (not an individual as the name might suggest) Neil Perry. With four previously unreleased tracks (including "Nine Minutes of Non-fiction," which go from a screamo blueprint to pure Spiderland-era Slint) and scads of live material, this is the definitive collection from a band that should have had a much larger cult following. Still, Neil Perry's relative obscurity gives the beautifully packaged anthology from Level-Plane even more of a gem-like quality -- it's simply astounding that this group didn't garner more attention during its existence. The reason is obvious -- much of the material would be a challenge to anyone who doesn't appreciate aggressive hardcore, and the rest is steeped in the magnificently alienating structures of post-rock. But that is what is simply so amazing about this band -- its ability to excel at both old-school, metal-inspired hardcore ("Kicked" and "Looking Back on the Way You Want to Be in the Future"), and dazzling instrumental complexity -- often both in the same song (take "What Is In the Making," for example). In the end, Neil Perry stands as a shocking monument to cross-pollinating two of the most challenging genres in rock, and doing it with drama, flair, and pure basement punk theatrics. ~ Charles Spano

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 3, 2003

Genre: Post Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Level-Plane

UPC: 829617005129

Found in: Post Rock

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Lineage Situation [Digipak]

Lineage Situation [Digipak]

Performers Neil Perry (New Jersey band)

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 3, 2003

Genre: Post Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Level-Plane

UPC: 829617005129


Title Track Time
1.Nine Minutes of Non-Fiction --
2.Kicked --
3.Seeping Through the Cracks --
4.What Is in the Making --
5.Looking Back on the Way You Want to Be in the Future --
6.Fading Away Like the Rest of Them --
7.Sorry For the Misunderstanding Mr. Watts --
8.Millions Lost at the Penny Arcade --
9.I Wanna Talk to Samson --
10.Yes Officer My Name Is Mr. Hermitiowich --
11.Shit Blows up.It's So Good --
12.Becoming What You Hate --
13.Another Trip to Baltimore --
14.Igor, My Girlfriend Dumped Me.Let's Write Sad Songs --
15.So Tom Cruise Turns to Me and Says... --
16.Breathing With One Bad Lung --
17.There's a Fine Line Between Thriftstore and Whitetrash --
18.Friend Is a Lesson to Be Learned, A --
19.September 15th, City Lights, And the Clouds --
20.I Bought This Southern Rap Compilation and All I Got Was This Lousy Hi-Hat --
21.Josh's Dream Party: Beer, Girls, And a Computer --
22.Memoirs of an Illiterate Penpal --
23.There Will Come Soft Rains --
24.You Can't Fight Jose Cuervo and Win --
25.Don't Even Try to Start a Honda Accord If It's in Drive --
26.Bluebook Bedtime Story --
27.Trips to Baltimore --
28.Friends That Fuck --
29.Luc Fucked the Prom Queen --
30.When My Favorite Sports Team Loses, It Makes Me Want to Hit My Girlfriend --
31.If This Is a Show About God, I'm Going to Kill You, Mauro --
32.Last Sip Is 90% Spit, The --
33.Short-Haired Metal --
34.Oh Shit --
35.Catalyst --
36.Meira --
37.Fuck You --
38.Elvis Wears Nikes --
39.There Was Definitely a Point When the Victim... --
40.I'm Sad For You --

Editorial Notes

What an album. Lineage Situation offers two full discs (that's 40 tracks and two hours of material!) of rowdy pummel-core and intricate post-Slint rock from the defunct band (not an individual as the name might suggest) Neil Perry. With four previously unreleased tracks (including "Nine Minutes of Non-fiction," which go from a screamo blueprint to pure Spiderland-era Slint) and scads of live material, this is the definitive collection from a band that should have had a much larger cult following. Still, Neil Perry's relative obscurity gives the beautifully packaged anthology from Level-Plane even more of a gem-like quality -- it's simply astounding that this group didn't garner more attention during its existence. The reason is obvious -- much of the material would be a challenge to anyone who doesn't appreciate aggressive hardcore, and the rest is steeped in the magnificently alienating structures of post-rock. But that is what is simply so amazing about this band -- its ability to excel at both old-school, metal-inspired hardcore ("Kicked" and "Looking Back on the Way You Want to Be in the Future"), and dazzling instrumental complexity -- often both in the same song (take "What Is In the Making," for example). In the end, Neil Perry stands as a shocking monument to cross-pollinating two of the most challenging genres in rock, and doing it with drama, flair, and pure basement punk theatrics. ~ Charles Spano
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