Speak English or Die
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S.O.D.'s Speak English or Die was an important record in the fusion of hardcore punk with thrash and speed metal, making even more explicit the connections that Anthrax's music implied. The tone of the music is crushingly loud, fast, and aggressive, but not at all serious — the record is filled with goofy, macho humor, some of which holds up well (i.e., the three-second "Anti-Procrastination Song," an ode to "Milk") and some of which is quite racist and sexist. However, the music blasts by at such a frenetic pace (22 tracks in under half an hour) that the more offensive lyrics are often incomprehensible, so some may find them easier to ignore. Still, it's the loud-fast-rules music that made an impact, and mosh fans will quickly understand why.
A classic that few know
Gotta love this. I remember how long it took to get my hands on the vinyl for this back in the 80's in small town NM. Now, $10 and a few clicks and I have it again, sometimes technology is great. Pretty funny though, who's gonna pay 99 cents for all 5 seconds of Diamonds and Rust??!?
Pure Genius consideering it was written and recording in 3 days
This is one one of those albums you should play for your kids as they come into there own.... They should watch the Godfather, read the Lord of the Rings, then listen to Speak English or Die..... Alas.... It seems like they listen to lady gaga, read Harry potter, then watch, American Idol... Makes me want to Vomit...
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by S.O.D.: Stormtroopers Of Death
||March of the S.O.D.||Speak English or Die||1:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Speak English or Die||Speak English or Die||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sargent "D" and the S.O.D.||Speak English or Die||2:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kill Yourself||Speak English or Die||2:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||United Forces||Speak English or Die||1:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Freddy Kreuger||Speak English or Die||2:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Milk||Speak English or Die||1:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pussy Whipped||Speak English or Die||2:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||F**k the Middle East||Speak English or Die||0:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Milano Mosh||Speak English or Die||1:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|