i've heard some mp3s - it's pretty much the direction i saw ATDI headed in, but unfortunately more prog than punk. i dig it, but picking up the album will wait. the Defacto stuff was okay too, but i'm still holding out for demos from what was to be the next ATDI album. supposedly it was to be more in the vein of in/casino/out, but more complex.
i really hate Ross Robinson ;-)
btw, my name's actually 'bradley' (or 'boo') - i need to get around to bothering Clay to fix that :-D
ATDI were my big hope for a music revolution, so i dig this poster immensely. actually, jermaine's ATDI poster was one of the first i ever scored on ebay ;-)
i'd love a copy of this one. the colors, composition, and line weight r00l me.
Via la revolution. The way the target cradles the hands on this adds to the clean enough to perform surgery on it presentation. Simple yet not sanitized for your protection. It was probably much harder to put together than the final result suggests. Pro.
I gotta admit that they write their stuff in a REAL vague way. Truth be told, the only reason I know what SLEEPWALK CAPSULES is about is because Jim told me. :)
Maybe the AESTHETIC APARATUS picked up on the political-thing stronger than we all did. Its a great poster.
Actually, a LOT of their songs are political. SLEEPWALK CAPSULES, for instance, is about the way that Texas border patrol uses 'selective lighting' on the towers along the roads leading back to 'imigrant camps' on the border. These camps are like little slums that legal immigrants live in, but they have to walk along pretty dangerous roads to get to the plants where they work...and most of them are women and children...ANd after work, on their way home, its pitch black dark, and Texas Immigration could EASILY turn on the floodlights ontop of the towers theyve got all along the route, but for stupid political 'mumbo-jumbo' reasons, they dont. And many of these women have been raped and robbed and killed...and something as simple as turning on the lights along their path wouldve helped. Its quite an issue in southern/western Texas.
I always associated them with the MC5 (the AFROS!) who were in that "are the political/are they just goofballs" category. I think the similarities to Fugazi (the energy, etc.) also marked them as agitpop-ish. But musically they aren't so lefty. Good point. Still like this one.
In their earlier records there's that sort of vague lefty political feel to it, so I got that with the bottom image, and I like that the flags are blank, so I kinda got that...they are a difficult one to do somethign for...if I ever get a decent picture taken of it I'll post the one I did for em.
Damn, Nolen you and your stupid opinions! How dare you not side with everyone else. I disagree BTW...heh, heh. I think the revolutionary image captures the ATDI stance pretty well. Not dynamic in a "movement" sense but more intellectually. You jerk.
I think this one is alright, but it jsut feels a little...stiff for these bands. no offense, it's a solid design, but there's not much energy to it, and energy is one of the first things I think of for ATDI and MCD. I know I'm fucking up here by making a not so positive comment, but whatever. It's a nice design, but just doesnt' fit right with me (please slaughter me on the baords now)