Song Of The Day 10/2/2014: Killdozer - "Hamburger Martyr"


Before They Were Famous - Producers Edition: Butch Vig produced Nirvana's Nevermind, a fine dance record that was met with drowsy applause by a generation weaned off synthetic fibers, present company included. Before that he worked a lot with Killdozer, a band from Madison, Wisconsin whose adherence to the finer points of the Communist Manifesto may or may not have been fabricated or exaggerated. I'm not quite clear on the extent of Vig's influence or collaboration with Killdozer; Discogs lists him as one of two producers of their Burl EP. But it's hard to say how much of the gift of song he imbued upon Killdozer, or whether they just came naturally filled with crowd-pleasing sunshine.

I can't tell whether Vig produced the track "Hamburger Martyr" or the other guy did. I also don't care, because one of the bylaws of this blog, rarely spoken of but whispered about enthusiastically, is that I try to sneak in Killdozer whenever I can, regardless of reason or lack thereof. Even if Vig was a thousand miles away from Killdozer when "Hamburger Martyr" sprang from the puncture where Poseidon lanced the ground with his salad fork, I'm claiming this for his own, even if it's just on loan. Because using that lack of methodology, we can effectively trace a direct line from "Here we are now, entertain us" back to "You call this cup of shit coffee? I'd rather drink from the dick of a goat!"

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