Saturday, March 26, 2011

D.I. - "Ancient Artifacts"

D.I. were a band from Fullerton, CA, and were made up of members of The Adolescents, a band that should be familiar to punks everywhere. Featuring the Adolescents drummer, Casey Royer, on vocals, and guitarist Rikk Agnew, they released this debut album in 1984. The original album had nine tracks of great melodic punk rock, but what really makes it stand out is Rikk Agnew's guitar playing. He is, to me, one of the unheralded masters of punk guitar. Just about every melodic punk band took the groundwork that he laid out and tried to expand on it. His solo album, "All By Myself", is featured on most copies of the first Adolescents album so you should definitely check that out if you haven't already. This album also features songs that were originally done by Rikk Agnew on his solo album, "O.C. Life", and what I consider to be one of the BEST punk songs ever, the phenomenal "Falling Out". Actually, every song on this is great. This contains the original nine track LP, plus a full live set with six "unreleased" tracks and some of the funniest in between songs banter you'll ever hear. If you don't already have this, then don't be a damn fool and get it now.

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