kbillyh

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass kbillyh

August 15, 2017
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass, 2xLP, Album, ELM 9LP
If i remember correctly (long shot), John Peel considered this record so unique at the time he allocated a whole evenings show to play it. Even if that's all bollocks, this release is a beast.
Promofox23

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass Promofox23

November 6, 2018
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass, 2xLP, Album, ELM 9LP
Almost recalled correctly! Not being a pedant as you obviously totally rule for praising this mindfucking behemoth of a record but it was its predecessor “Of Thick Tum” he rinsed in its entirety! Good call regardless of your horrendous error x
bstry

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass bstry

June 3, 2016
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass, 2xLP, Album, ELM 9LP
Is sloppy math rock a genre? Pavement with a Jesus Lizard instrumental bent. Despite the alt rock time frame references, this is a very fresh sounding band. I've had this records since it came out but not listened too it much. That will change.
Acidtabloid

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass Acidtabloid

June 29, 2015
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass, 2xLP, Album, ELM 9LP

Incredible kitchen-sink post-hardcore noise from legendary San Diego (now Portland) band! Make a mixtape with this and Polvo's Today's Active Lifestyles!
Promofox23

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass Promofox23

November 6, 2018
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXoX Ox & Ass, 2xLP, Album, ELM 9LP
Yeah you are on it dude, two of my top faves of the day. Still loving them in 2018!
JiltedBarfly

Trumans Water - Spasm Smash XXXOXOX Ox & Ass as reviewed by JiltedBarfly

July 1, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Spasm Smash XXXOXOX Ox & Ass, CD, Album, ELM 9CD

Trumans Water's indisputable masterpiece takes the band's patented angular riffs and counter-intuitive time changes to their ultimate extreme.

Shorn of all clutter, their songs are continuous series of crescendos and climaxes, as tension inducing riffs are followed by screaming thrash out.

The record seems infused with chaos as guitars career through songs, untethered from each other concerned only with squeezing in another riff or hook.

Such is the relentless savagery, it takes an impressive stamina to listen to the whole album's 77 minutes in one sitting. However, Trumans Water have never sounded so focused, either before or since.