Kerosene 454
Race
May 6, 1997

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After the release of Kerosene 454's second full-length, Came By to Kill Me (Slowdime/Dischord), the need to re-issue the band's older material became apparent.

After plenty of planning and hunting for the master tapes, Polyvinyl released Race -- a collection of every Kerosene 454 release prior to Came By to Kill Me. Race compiles the first Kerosene 454 album (Situation at Hand), a host of long-out-of-print 7"s and a couple of unreleased tracks.

Tracks 1-9 originally appeared as Situation at Hand (Kerosene 454's debut CD/LP on Art Monk Construction.)

Tracks 10-11 were previously unreleased.

Tracks 12-13 appeared on the Two for Flinching 7" (Art Monk Construction, 1993).

Track 14 appeared on the Down in Three 7" (Strict Records, 1993).

Songs

  • 1
    Greener (3:38)
  • 2
    June (4:08)
  • 3
    What Was (3:03)
  • 4
    Pointer Ridge (3:41)
  • 5
    Nines (4:58)
  • 6
    Rideout Heath (2:09)
  • 7
    Dirt (3:41)
  • 8
    Intro (3:11)
  • 9
    Years In Rails (8:30)
  • 10
    J (2:46)
  • 11
    Easier (9:00)
  • 12
    Stab Your Eyes (3:00)
  • 13
    Natalis Solis Invicti (3:03)
  • 14
    Down In Three (5:10)
  • 15
    With Age (3:15)
  • 16
    Blown Clean (7:53)

Reviews

A heavy and sonic more abstract punk band ala Drive Like Jehu embraces a more straightforward powerful rock sound such as the middle-aged Dischord Records bands like early Shudder To Think.

Epitonic

Kerosene 454 is what melodic hardcore should be about - pop songs made impossibly heavy, and loud guitars made incomprehensibly sweet.

Hardcore For Nerds

Darren Zentek shines on the drums, coming off like the long lost twin brother of Don Caballero's Damon Che.

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