Die Kreuzen ‎– Century Days

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Touch And Go ‎– T&GLP#30
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Tracklist

A1 Earthquakes
A2 Lean Into It
A3 Different Ways
A4 So Many Times
A5 These Days
B1 Elizabeth
B2 Stomp
B3 Slow
B4 The Bone
B5 Bitch Magnet
B6 Number Three

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Notes

Issued in gatefold sleeve. Includes double-sided insert with song notes, credits and photo.
Some copies include "Limited Edition Poster Inside".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): T&G LP#30-A Europadisk DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): T&G-LP#30-B Europadisk DMM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T&GLP#30C Die Kreuzen Century Days(Cass, Album, Dol) Touch And Go T&GLP#30C US 1988 Sell This Version
T&GLP#30, 06-17421 Die Kreuzen Century Days(LP, Album) Touch And Go, Southern Studios T&GLP#30, 06-17421 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
T&GLP#30CD Die Kreuzen Century Days(CD) Touch And Go T&GLP#30CD US 1988 Sell This Version
T&GLP #30C Die Kreuzen Century Days(Cass, Album) Touch And Go T&GLP #30C US 1988 Sell This Version

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bladessportsman

bladessportsman

July 18, 2015
This record is insanely good. From an era when hardcore bands were "crossing over" into metal, Die Kreuzen takes on a heavier sound but mixed it with pop, post-punk & Head on the Door-era CURE. The shrieking vocals are still in effect over dreamy, melodic bass & angular guitars drenched in chorus & delay effects (as on the epic NUMBER THREE). This hybrid sound only really makes sense now in light of all the variations of metal that have come since, i.e. post-metal, black metal etc.
chikko123

chikko123

October 30, 2014
There's the cassette/tape version of this album; it has not yet been submitted.
tfcrecords91

tfcrecords91

August 3, 2008

Milwaukee's Die Kreuzen was a rare indie act in the late eighties whose sound mutated greatly from album to album. On "Century Days," Die Kreuzen adopted a more conventional pop approach to songwriting, eschewing the groundbreaking slowcore dissonance of "October File" and their radical re-invention of hardcore on their stellar debut.

"Days" boasts some brilliant guitarwork by Brian Egeness (Earthquakes, Elizabeth) that is perfectly complimented by singer Dan Kubinski's impassioned melodic howl throughout the arc of the album.

While much of the album revolves around Egeness' distinct fondness for tri-tone dissonance and ultra-processed guitar tonalities, the band reveals a quieter almost retrospective side on sublime subdued numbers like "These Days" and "No. 3" (perhaps the band's finest recorded moment).

The album is also notable for helping to launch the production career of Butch Vig, who would go on to great success producing records by Nirvana and with his own band, Garbage.

For many Die Kreuzen fans, "Century Days" is the high-water mark for a truly exceptional American alternative rock band.