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1985​-​1986

by Blatant Dissent

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    22 song limited edition blue / white swirl color vinyl LP. Comes in 20pt board jacket with full color, four page booklet. Beautiful.

    Includes digital pre-order of 1985-1986. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 30, 2022
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    Pre-order of 1985-1986. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases September 30, 2022

      $20 USD  or more

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1.
2.
Undermine (1985)
3.
Painted Women (1985)
4.
5.
My Hands Are Tied (1985)
6.
The Man In Black (1985)
7.
Catalyst / They, They, They (1985)
8.
Fist Comes Down (1986)
9.
10.
The Man In Black (1986)
11.
Painted Women (1986)
12.
How Can I Lose? (1986)
13.
Status Quo (1986)
14.
Eleven Days (1986)
15.
The Beast (1986)
16.
The Party (1986)
17.
Overreaction (1986)
18.
Is There A Fear? (1986)
19.
20.
Undermine (1986)
21.
My Hands Are Tied (1986)

about

Blatant Dissent’s story is the story of evolution. They started in Dekalb, Illinois, in 1983 as a cover band. Over the next few years, Blatant Dissent developed and recorded their own distinct brand of midwestern indie-skate punk. By 1988, the evolution was complete and they had become Midwest noise-rock stalwarts Tar.

Their music had the backbone and energy of hardcore punk but Blatant Dissent were too smart and well informed to play run-of-the-mill uniform hardcore. Their style was also illuminated by the innovations of contemporary bands including Naked Raygun, whose Jeff Pezzatii produced their first session. Also influential were Chicago punk pioneers Trial By Fire as well as innovative national acts like Husker Du, The Minutemen and The Replacements.

After an initial demo, Blatant Dissent eventually recorded a total of 22 songs over two sessions between 1985 and 1986. Recorded by Iain Burgess and Steve Albini respectively, these sessions offer insight into the development of the group as they tightened their song writing and laid the groundwork for later becoming Tar.

During 2021 the original multitracks were remixed by the band with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The music was subsequently mastered by Carl Saff and pressed into 160 gram color vinyl in Chicago at Smashed Plastic Record Pressing.

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