There’s really nothing like asking your student why he has been suspended for the past couple of weeks and hear that it’s because he brought a crack pipe to school. And it’s even better when he, in a rather nonplussed manner, says that it’s going to add two more years to his probation. What’s probably worse was my reaction when I told him that he probably should have left the pipe at home. But it’s easy for me to say oh well and carry on. I don’t say this to make myself sound like a shitty teacher, but I’ve done this long enough to know that I’m not going to talk a crackhead out of smoking crack. They like crack. And who am I to judge? Just like I like this album and I’ve met a few people that just do not like this band. But I don’t foresee how they are going to convince me of anything other than how much this album rules. I can’t stand by all their work (especially the dancey stuff) but the early post-punk industrial cuts are aces. Adventurous, yet accessible, these tunes continue to deliver even after all these years.
Galen - Xom (cassette, 1979)
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