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Die KreuzenCentury Days

Label:Touch And Go – T&GLP#30
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Rock
Style:Punk

Tracklist

A1Earthquakes
A2Lean Into It
A3Different Ways
A4So Many Times
A5These Days
B1Elizabeth
B2Stomp
B3Slow
B4The Bone
B5Bitch Magnet
B6Number 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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Century Days (LP, Album)Touch And Go, Southern StudiosT&GLP#30, 06-17421Europe1988
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Century Days (Cassette, Album, Stereo, Dolby)Touch And GoT&GLP#30CUS1988
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Century Days (Cassette, Album)Touch And GoT&GLP #30CUS1988
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Century Days (CD, Album)Touch And GoT&GLP#30CDUS1988

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Reviews

  • trucklet's avatar
    trucklet
    Love this record. This and the rest of Die Kreuzen's discography only gets better the more I listen.
    • bladessportsman's avatar
      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's avatar
        chikko123
        There's the cassette/tape version of this album; it has not yet been submitted.
        • tfcrecords91's avatar
          tfcrecords91
          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.

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