Singles 89-92



by David Foster Wallace USER (72 Reviews)
March 19th, 2010 | 4 replies

Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Unsane deliver hard to find tracks with only a couple of tracks of filler.Noise rock at its finest.

Singles 89-92 is a compilation cd of early singles and 7"s by noise rock band Unsane. Most of those singles are rare and hard to find today, so this cd is worth picking up if your interested in picking up their early work.Unsane's drummer had just died at this point so this cd was released as a tribute to him. The late drummer, Charlie Ondras, performs drums on the album. Anyway, enough of my ranting and on to the review....

Singles 89-92 has quite a few decent tracks on it. The music, of course, is standard Unsane, with noisy guitars, throat-shredding howls as vocals, heavy bass, and pounding, tribal drums. Burn kicks off the album with very noisy guitars and vocals that go all over the place. Then, This Town comes in with its slow pouding rhythms and bassist Pete Shore's clear yet angry drawl. Other good songs include El Mundo with its catchy, aggressive riffs and vocals, and Jungle Music with its very hardcore punk sound and speeding riffing.

The whole album in itself is pretty good, except for maybe an awful cover of Led Zeppelin's "4-Sticks" and an extended jam of the song "Blood Boy" which already appears on the album.

Overall this album will satisfy fans of Unsane and may turn off newcomers for not being very accessible. The cd is full of pounding, aggressive music that is pulled off in the only way Unsane can do it.

+Same style of music Unsane has always made
+Good collection of hard to find songs
+Feels like your actually getting tracks worth your money

-Album could have lost the Led Zeppelin cover
-Is missing their cover of Slug's "Breathing Out"
-Extended jam of "BLood Boy"

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March 19th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5

Please feel free to leave positive and negative commentos on review and/or how awesome unsane is

March 20th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5

was this review any good?/?/?!@#$%^&*()

March 20th 2010


Album Rating: 3.0

Dude.... nice mention, although the review is kind of weak ( i mean, it's a paragraph aside from your "rant") with some pros and cons it's cool you brought it to light here. Anyways, love the mention of the Chuck Ondras pic in the book. It certainly is a flattering shot. haha. Just passed by them in NY with United Nations, a damn shame.

March 20th 2010


Album Rating: 3.5

yeah some unsane fans are divided between their newer stuff and some who worship at the temple of ondras. im more of a fan of the total destruction-peel sessions era myself. the in between era if you will

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