I've long resisted sharing this beauty, as it's already been made available for the taking on a couple other blogs, but no more. I relent. This one is too crucial to keep to myself, not to mention the 90 some-odd percent of you that have yet to be familiarized with it. The '90s produced no shortage of worthy post-hardcore and "paleo"-emocore conglomerations, but for my money, my ears, and just about everything else I could call my own at the time, no one impressed me more than
. Starting with their Hedge
7" ep in 1991, three unsuspecting gents from Valley Stream, Long Island, NY created the most gnarly noise ever to emanate from the famous sandbar they called home. In addition to the aforementioned Hedge, Knocking the Skill Level
was also preceded by a flabergastingly excellent on Gern Blandsten Records, that's
still available in one configuration or another.