Saturday, May 21, 2016

Straight Jacket - s/t CD

A few years I posted the 'Losing Face' compilation, which featured mostly upstate NY hardcore bands. One of them was Straight Jacket from Albany, NY. Here is their self-titled CD from 1999, which was released on Step Up Presents. Awesome heavy metallic hardcore with great gruff vocals, which falls in line with the rough Albany HC sound of the time, but also displays more intricate song stuctrures and musicianship than you might expect. Underrated stuff for sure! I don't have a lot of background info on the band, but it seems they were around from the early 90s to around 2000. Aside from this CD they also appeared on a 3-way split with Skinless and End Of Line, and also did a CD called 'I See Nothing'. Unfortunately I have neither. Singer Greg Kennedy moved onto to Disciples Of Berkowitz and then Wasteform after Straight Jacket broke up. I have no idea if the other band members did any other bands afterwards. In any case, enjoy!

Straight Jacket - s/t CD


Brootlyn Zu said...

Here is the I See Nothing CD, End of Line CD, and Common Ground 3-way with Straight Jacket and End of Line's tracks. It does not have the Skinless songs because I don't like the band.

XemonerdX said...

Awesome man, thank you so much!