Sunday, November 12, 2006

No Trend - Too Many Humans LP


No Trend were one of the most controversial bands to rise out of the Washington hardcore scene. In fact, they didn't play hardcore at all. They had a style of their own with sarcastic lyrics on humanity. There is an interesting article on No Trend here, with explanations from ex-band members themselves on the whole idea of the band. Really worth reading.
Sadly, original guitarplayer Frank Price took his own life in 1989. He is considered to be the architect of No Trend's sound and philosophy.
No Trend went on to release three other albums with different line-ups, with vocalist Jeff Mentges as the only member who stayed from the beginning to the end.
Original pressing on No Trend Records; here the French pressing.

Too Many Humans LP (L'Invitation Au Suicide-S.D.6-1984)
1. Family Style
2. Blow Dry
3. Reality Breakdown
4. Kiss Ass To Your Peer Group
5. Fashion Tips For The 80's
6. Do As You're Told
7. Too Many Humans
8. For The Fun Of It All
9. Mindless Little Insects
10. Happiness Is...

Too Many Humans

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again, fucking amazing album.

Actually I used to collect all releases from the French label, L'Invitation Au Suicide. I did manage to get quite far, though there are still gaps. They had some amazing bands, like early Christian Death, Circle X, Red Wedding, Party Boys etc.

The interesting thing is that they divided their catalogue in 3 separate parts.

SD1 - Christian Death - only theatre of pain
SD2 - Les Provisoires - loin de la plage
SD3 - Circle X - prehistory
SD4 - Christian Death - deathwish
SD5 - Christian Death - catastrophe ballet
SD6 - No Trend - too many humans
SD7 - Christian Death - ashes

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ID1 - Red Wedding - up and down the aisle
ID2 - Superheroines - souls that save
ID3 - 3 Teens Kill 4 - no motive
ID4 - Persona Non Grata - our shade of sin
ID5 - V/A - the gift of noise
ID6 - Ausweis - ausweis
ID7 - Certain General - November's heat
ID8 - Party Boys - no aggro
ID9 - Jad Wio - the balllad of Candy Valentine 12"
ID10 - Play Dead - sacrosanct/ pale fire 12"
ID11 - Corvairs - temple fire EP
ID12 - Band of Outsiders - everything takes forever
ID13 - ?
ID14 - ?
ID15 - Jad Wio - colours in my dream EP
ID16 - Floor Kiss - goodnight moon EP
ID17 - Play Dead - into the fire (live)
ID18 - Certain General/Band of Outsiders - far away in america (the live side) EP
ID19 - Car Crash International - crash 12"
ID20 - Band of Outsiders - longer than always 12"
ID21 - In the Vines - a hat for every mood
ID22 - Corvairs - sad hotel 12"
ID23 - ?
ID24 - Certain General - these are the days EP

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INV0100 - Stormbugs - metamorphose 7"
INV0200 - Citizen UK - ublique daemon 7"
INV0300 - Inertia - tempus destruendi 7"
INV0400 - V/A - entrave et etouffement 2x10"
INV0500 - Virgin Prunes - heresie 2x10"
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Amazing blog dude, thanks.

Curious Guy said...

Hi there,
thanks for the appreciation. I already ripped my copy of the Circle X LP. Expect it some time in the future. I personally would really like to hear that 3 Teens Kill 4 album. It's very hard to find nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great blog - based on your already impressive list (DCL Locomotive, Bone Orchard, Leather N, NO TREND) what will be next?!?
I´m desperately looking for some items from that era, THE SMASCHORDS - 12ep and AUSWEIS - Jours de haine ... if oyu could help with that, I could put up that 3 Teens Kill 4 - 12"?!?
greetinx & keep on keepin´ on
dj667@web.de

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be a problem ripping the 3 Teens Kill 4 LP, if I only knew how to do it. Can you tell me if there's any webpage with instructions for that kind of stuff ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks once again! One of my favorite bad-vibe records.

Curious Guy said...

To the second anonymous; I already ripped the Smaschords 12" but expect a little background noise as the record's a bit warped. Don't have Ausweis though... I'll try to post the Smashchords this week.
And yes put up that 3 Teens Kill 4 record if possible.
To the latest anon; there are sites where you can download free software to rip from vinyl. You need a cable to connect from your stereo(tape out) to your PC.My friend Cranio found such free software so I can ask him.
I personally use Magix but that's a program you need to pay for.
Thank you all for the support.

Anonymous said...

Is there any posibility to find from NO TRAND the one EP they made with Lydia Lunch, "Your Love Is?"

If ... anyone, then mail me to : kloukidis@yahoo.gr

Thanks in advance

Beathoven said...

Hi
Great blog!I enjoy teh long lost treasures of a dark lost era.Thanks.
I am looking for an obscure band.They called themselves "God's Gift". As far as I know they only recorded an EP.Does anyone know who I am talking about? Can anyone help?Please?
Phil from Belgium

Anonymous said...

Great blog, excellent music. My deepest respects.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Very interesting post. Looking forward to listening to this one!

Curious Guy said...

You won't be disappointed Slobodan. A great record for one of those days that humans work on your nerve and think they're all idiots :)

Slobodan Burgher said...

Damn good too! And it gets even better the more you listen to it! Lol.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Hey Curious, you wouldn't happen to have any more of this great band? I see there's another LP and something else...


...have u seen this?
http://www.nypress.com/15/2/music/music2.cfm

Hoj!

Slobodan Burgher said...

Ok I am seriously stalking here (sorry) but I found this to be quite resourceful / informative, its a No Trend myspace page run by someone who appears to know the band...

http://www.myspace.com/notrendmusic

Anonymous said...

he, anonymous (#3),

no trend with lydia lunch:
heart of darkness 10" ep

http://sharebee.com/2bbf4def

git it

pete

Anonymous said...

oops,

the no trend lydia lunch ep is already contained in the "dozen dead roses" lp

however, cheers

pete

teaguetodd said...
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teaguetodd said...

thanks for these NO TREND albums. haven't heard the originals for like 20 years, but their songs have been echoing in my mind all that time -- can't wait to hear them again. thanks so much. will be checking back here at your blog....

BarbaricFellow said...

FOUND IT!
Sooo happy to have this album again!!!!!

MUCH appreciated!!!!!

Curious Guy said...

New link for Too Many Humans of No Trend.

FUTURE MEMORY said...

Hello!

Already had a chance to check out this LP (found it on soulseek), but MANY THANX for this post.
It's awesome to see posts like this one on the blogs:)

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!