Honor Role – Rictus – Cassette
Rictus is the debut studio album by the American punk rock band Honor Role. It was released in 1983.
Honor Role was known for their aggressive and energetic style, blending elements of punk, post-punk, and noise rock. “Rictus” captures the band’s raw and intense sound, showcasing their penchant for fast-paced rhythms, dissonant guitar work, and confrontational lyrics.
The album features tracks such as “Manipulated,” “Ground,” and “Mr. Maybe,” which embody the band’s rebellious spirit and DIY ethos. The songs are characterized by their driving energy, angular guitar riffs, and the passionate vocals of lead singer Glenn Branca.
“Rictus” received critical acclaim for its innovative approach to punk music, pushing boundaries and embracing a more experimental sound. The album is seen as a precursor to the noise rock and post-hardcore genres that emerged in the following years.
While Honor Role had a relatively short-lived career, Rictus remains a cult classic among fans of underground punk and alternative rock. The album exemplifies the band’s contribution to the punk scene of the early ’80s and their influence on subsequent alternative and noise rock bands.
If you enjoy raw and aggressive punk rock with an experimental edge, Rictus by Honor Role is worth checking out. It captures the energy and intensity of the band’s early years and serves as a testament to their contribution to the punk and alternative music landscape.
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1. Listening To Sally
3. Following Footprints
5. Salty Tears
6. So Anyway
7. Thankless Job
8. Familiar And Plain
9. Break The Ice
11. Lives Of The Saints #135 (Naked Wife)
12. Throwing Rocks
13. Early Grave
14. My Place
15. Go Places
18. Anonymous Cave
22. Present Conditions
23. Care Taker
25. Judgement Day