Testors / Complete Recordings 1976-79
Album:Complete Recordings 1976-79 Collection:General
Artist:Testors Added:Jun 2003
Label:Swami Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-04 Pull Date:2003-10-06 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:Oct 5Sep 28Aug 31Aug 24Aug 17Aug 10

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 28, 2006:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Hallow's Evil edition
Bad Attitude
4.Sep 25, 2003:sad and dangerous
Madras Prison
2.Oct 22, 2003:Stirling's Lethal Approx-injection
Let's Get Zooed Out
5.Sep 21, 2003:Between The Nine Worlds (Sub for Otto Mattick)
You Don't Break My Heart
3.Oct 03, 2003:the rust belt (subbing for riina)
Madras Prison
6.Aug 28, 2003:sad and dangerous
Let's Get Zooed Out

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-08-05 
Think of the noisy New York City punk energy of The Stooges, The Cramps, and The Germs all rolled up into one decent fucking band, at least early in their career. They fit right into the CBGB scene of the late 70s. It’s evident from Disc 2 why they didn’t make it very far – learning to play guitar (and showing it) can really kill a good punk band. There are still some great songs on Disc 2, and Disc 1 fucking rocks all hell!
Disc 1: 13, 3, 8, 6, 17, 18, 12
Disc 2: 13, 11, 9, 2

Disc 1: 13, 3, 8, 6, 17, 18, 12
1. furious, epitomy of nyc cbgb punk
2. midtempo assault with attitude. great chorus, great energy.
3. anthemic punk rock about getting zooed out. call and response.
4. midtempo, singing. i prefer the yelling.
5. lo-fi punk-pop sound with guitar solo
6. fast, needs to be faster. but great energy, stops, stutters
7. spy tune intro then often used verse riff. plate reverb vocals.
8. midtempo lo-fi super catchy rolling stones-esque energy
9. dirty guitar sound with a nice energy
10. midtempo, sexy anthem, very sexy.
11. slow midtempo epic song. so epic.
12. live. punk standard. (that should be an oxymoron)
13. live. great hard energy. persistent and urgent. i like a lot.
14. live. noisy guitar intro. a bit much of the guitar solos.
15. live version of #7
16. live. epic sounding midtempo song.
17. live. midtempo, anthemic, epic. with a great sweet (quiet) break.
18. live. relatively slow and sexy. repetitive but really great.
19. live. slow with quiet verse.

Disc 2: 13, 11, 9, 2.
1. midtempo, strummy guitars, not my favorite.
2. midtempo, popcheese but great, like the ramones’ pet semetary.
3. nice noisy guitar sound, but strummy. ok.
4. good intro, energetic. not bad.
5. midtempo, nice dark energy but too much soloing.
6. midtempo, soft, trying to be sexy.
7. decent midtempo catchy chorused song.
8. western chord progression sounds fresh in context, decent.
9. this is a good song. midtempo, good attitude.
10. poppy chorus.
11. rollingstones goodness.
12. another western strum type of song. better than #8
13. this is so fucking good! this is old nyc punk at its greatest.
14. poppy catchy riff. decent
15. 60s bluesy pop punked up
16. are they getting soft? really pop, but decent break.
17. midtempo. sexy, but trying pretty hard.
18. not great.

Track Listing
1.Primitive 19.Purpose
2.You Don't Break My Heart 20.Time Is Mine
3.Let's Get Zooed Out 21.Together
4.It's Only Death 22.Primal Call
5.Hey You 23.Sick on Yesterday
6.I See 24.Ex
7.Mk Ultra 25.Break It Down
8.Stall 26.Greedy Fuckers
9.Don't Tell Me 27.Black Book
10.Voltaire 28.Lust or Love
11.Rainy Night 29.Full Circle
12.Detention 30.Tracy Mcprichtease
13.Madras Prison 31.She's not Changed
14.Aw Maw 32.Bad Attitude
15.Mk Ultra 33.I'm Allowed
16.Remembrance 34.Crazy Lazy Jane
17.Motor Drive 35.Nice to Your Dog
18.Welcome to the Nation 36.Good Stuff
 37.Lonely Nights