Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trial By Jury - Fortune Cookie CD

Here's a request made by someone on my old post on Trial By Jury's excellent 'Ignite' 7". This was Trial By Jury's final release, the 'Fortune Cookie' CD, which was released on Outback Records in 1993, the band folded sometime later that year I believe. Outback Records had released Trial By Jury's 'Alter' 7" the year before, a 7" that already showed signs of Trial By Jury's attempt to incorporate more influences into their music. Like all TBJ records, this is great stuff, although truth be told I play this album the least of all their records. It's hit or miss, and at times it feels like the band wasn't quite sure what direction to go into, because of the at times funk-like bass which doesn't always work all that great, and some ideas that didn't work out too well in my opinion such as a pretty weird, and bad, intro and a pretty useless instrumental tacked onto the end of the last track. There are some great tracks on here such as 'Paper', 'Sirens' and 'Self' but also a couple of tracks that do nothing for me like 'Crest'. Having said that, it's still Trial By Jury, so the good far outweighs the bad for me.

Trial By Jury - Fortune Cookie CD

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed, I much prefer the earlier 7"s but thanks for posting!

On a similar note, have you heard Nobody's Person? Some kind soul posted both demos here: http://www.theb9.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=922425&sid=baf80ee6131e25df78f95b9ff2431219#.UnUhMRZCgUs

XemonerdX said...

Heard of em, never heard em tho... That YT video in that thread is awesome, downloading the demo's... Thanxxx for sharing the link!!!

Anonymous said...

Oops, that should say Nobody's Perfect obviously! No worries, hope you enjoy.

(p.s. would massively appreciate another B'zrker re-up! Thanks!!)

XemonerdX said...

I re-upped em. B'zrker ruled, hard.

raviisangry said...

Man, I'm always asking for shit, this blog is so SICK. any chance of you uploading the Triphammer 7"? I only have the demo.

XemonerdX said...

You mean their MCD? I can put it on my list to rip, seems all the links on other blogs that had it, have all expired.

Anonymous said...

Do you have mp3s of their cassette demo? It has a few tracks on that aren't on any of their records.

http://www.discogs.com/Trial-By-Jury-Demo-1991/release/1968713

Anonymous said...

Please upload the cassette demo if you can! Would be hugely appreciated!