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Somewhat of a milestone indie rock recording, Twister was released by Mark Robinson on his Teen Beat imprint as a cassette release limited to 400 copies in 1998. The recordings feature juvenile versions of songs that appeared in more developed forms on the acclaimed Malcolm X Park album and were recorded in the years spanning 1983 to 1988, with Robinson leading a cast that included Phil Krauth, Tim Moran, Tajinder Chadha, Andrew Riley, Chris Thomson, and Dave Park. The demo versions of songs from Malcolm X Park include "Oily" — which is a noisier take on "Oils," a supercharged post-punk anthem and the opener of the Malcolm X Park album — as well as "Dago Rising," a tape experiment featuring the lyrics of "Dago Red" with the Kenneth Anger tribute Lucifer Rising's vocal delivered simultaneously. The candid lo-tech approach became a signature of Unrest's later work, and is toyed with here on a wryly humorous Latin-tinged "Give Me Yr Eyes," which is, in fact, a strangely disguised cover of the Cure's "A Strange Day."


Formed: 1981 in Washington DC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s

The flagship act of frontman Mark Robinson's own TeenBeat label, Unrest was a towering pillar of the American indie rock community throughout the early '90s — from the tongue-in-cheek garage noise of their earliest efforts to the shimmering, manic pop thrills of their later, most enduring work, the band was a paragon of DIY virtue, perfecting a genre-hopping eclecticism and knowing, ironic lyrical outlook that virtually defined the sound and feel of college rock in the pre-grunge era. Robinson,...
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