-my partner dbill:
My first introduction to CRUDE was on a Sunday morning, after a hard-working Saturday night (and I don't mean partying the ''hard way'', i really was working...), so with approximatelly 3 hours of sleep I woke up to the awesome, raging sounds of the ''attitude'' LP, spinned by beloved flatmate George Sk. (of notorious Mountza fanzine fame!)...
Needless to say, I sprung out of bed like a well-tuned WP suspention on a wild Husaberg FE650 hitting a big triple jump!!! I poured me some coffee, and we had about 3-4 straight listens to the LP...
You know a band is THAT good when you order the LP your flatmate has on the spot!!!
''1999'' is just as good as the 2000 ''attitude'' LP, some say even better...I personaly save a slightly warmer place in my (not so) cold cold heart for the ''attitude'' one, maybe because of the afformentioned story!
Expect hardcore punk the japanese way, ''burning spirits'' style rocking energy, a hell of a lot of beautifull guitar work, and a powerfull, sturby rhythm section filled with neat melodic bass lines....masterpiece!!!
The records have been repressed (thankfully!) by the kind mr. Yannick of FERAL WARD recs....I'm pretty sure you can lure him into giving you a free press if you mail him a dozen fresh baclavas (I SAID FRESH!!!)... you can always pay for them though!!!!