Thursday, April 22, 2010

3: Dark Days Coming (1989)

3 played some good post hardcore. What the hell is that you ask? According to Wikipedia, it is a “term for a broad constellation of groups who emerged from the hardcore punk scene, or took inspiration from hardcore, while concerning themselves with a wider palette of expression, closer to experimental rock.” And 3 totally delivers on the wider palette of expression part. Just check out the classical guitar riff on “Swann Street” to see what I mean.

This is incredible music, with a very poppy edge that is, for a lack of better words, friendly. They are like old friends who are there to provide sonic comfort. Flex says 3 lies between Revolution Summer type of tunes and early 7 Seconds. It that doesn’t sound like a good friend, then I don’t know what will.

Image is from Discogs

1. Empathy
2. Swann Street
3. Buy Me A River
4. Domino Days
5. Dodger
6. International
7. Pious & Blind
8. Rejection
9. Dark Days Coming
10. Don’t Walk Away

Download it now! 3: Dark Days Coming

1 comment:

n.real said...

i haven't heard this for about 20 years...probably because i listened to it so much back then that i got sick of it and the memory got filed thanks for the memory...and i was always sure it was a gray matter song that had the line "i'm afraid my salvation will invalidate my life"...god, i loved that line so much back in the day...anyway, thanks for the memories