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SURVIVING YOU ALWAYS LP
01. The Giver Takes
02. Lot's Seed
05. The House, The Concrete, The System
07. The Cat. Cracker
08. Our Discovery
09. A Good Night's Bleeding
10. Craving the Center
11. YHWH On Acid
12. Peace Frog
Label: SST Records
Cat #: SST 024
The second LP from Saccharine Trust has a few references to the Bible. "Lots Seed" has to do with the destruction of Sodom and the speech before "Remnants" tells us that "...Satan is a motherfucker!" This LP is not solely a religious effort though, there are some excellent lyrics that get your mind spinning. Songs are often disjointed and don't feed off one main riff but thrive on continuous change. Not for everyone but if your tastes go beyond standard hardcore, then check this out.
-Ron Philips (from Task #1, March 1985)
S.T. finally came out with their new record. The sound is a bit more developed barrage with that ever present jazzy guitar playing whatever the fuck it wants somewhere behind the drumset. A good sound it is. As for the lyrics, well, I'm still lost to tell you what the songs are about. I get the feeling this is a concept album involving some girl in San Diego.
-Al Flipside (from Flipside #43, Fall 1984)
Saccharine Trust's new album has an artistic approach that reminds many of the Minutemen, although they seem even more demented and experimental. It exhibits a marked unevenness from cut to cut--the faster rockers (like "The Giver Takes" and the wonderfully scratchy "Craving the Center") add a level of accessibility to the proceedings, but a number of the slower, artier pieces (such as "The Cat Cracker" and "Our Discovery") don't take long to become tedious.
-Jeff Bale (from Maximum Rocknroll #15, July 1984)