Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Various Artist – Ground Rule Double (1995)


Ground Rule Double, a digipak landmark of major league proportions to Chicago and the greater Midwest. A document of historical value, sweeping brilliantly through 25 emo/math/indie/instrumental/punk tracks. Leaning on select tracks by Braid, Shellac, and Mineral, yet held together by the likes of C-Clamp, Gainer, and Gila Bend. Completely skipping the dead sea of label samplers and sordid compilations, Ground Rule Double buoys in a pleasant mixture of inventiveness and consistency. A panoramic snapshot of fresh sound which helped sprout some of the most respected musicians of today.

Justin Grimm

Tracklist:

1. Braid - Grand Theft Autumn (2:59)
2. Dianogah - What Is Your Landmass? (2:30)
3. Gainer - Bike Rides At Mignight (3:15)
4. Poonjab - If You Squeeze Your Fingers (4:03)
5. The Hitmen - Thrash (1:46)
6. Gila Bend - Gainer (3:35)
7. Bollweevils - Delfosse (1:55)
8. Scout - The Lemming Constant (5:01)
9. Friction - Hybrid Moments (1:18)
10. Lustre King - Thighs Are Vices (2:02)
11. The Blue Meanies - Ace Of Spades (2:40)
12. Cinco De Gatos - Ireland (3:47)
13. The Trigger Quintet - Slept For Seven Days (3:02)
14. Hubcap - Moss Worth Embossing (2:47)
15. Shellac - The Copper Song (1:55)
16. The Promise Ring - 12 Sweaters Red (4:46)
17. The Fighters - The Evil Man And The Nice Boy (1:28)
18. Orwell - Bandsaw Architecture (1:21)
19. 88 Fingers Louie - I Don't Want To Hear It (1:13)
20. Big'n - Cuss (2:29)
21. C-Clamp - Cah (4:44)
22. Mineral - 5, 8, & 10 (5:12)
23. Jerkwater - Instrumental (4:43)
24. Back Of Dave - Glory Of... (2:00)
25. Apocalypse Hoboken - Capitals Bark At The Moon (2:32)


7 comments:

  1. Can you upload this compilation again?

    Thanks!

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  2. i always loved the recording of 5, 8, & 10 on this comp.

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  3. please re-upload, thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Everything seems to be okay for me, would you mind retrying?

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