Hope For Men
Label: Sub Pop
Hope for Men opens with two cracks of distortion, a bass line as heavy as an oil tanker and some dude growling 'n' howling as if both rabies and tetanus course through his bloodstream. From there, it only gets better: more feedback, more g 'n' h and more of that titanic bass. Pissed Jeans, like their heroes in the Jesus Lizard, do one thing and one thing only: bludgeon the listener with bad vibes and grooves so gnarled they must've crawled up out of the sewer.