1979 - 1980 Lyrics & Music
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Copyright 1979 - 1980 Todd West
DOOMS DAY FOR JACKALS 6/78 - 10/79
This 1st complete album's worth of material is deeply rooted in unabiased punk. I was into the scene and wanted to do this, I wanted to be in a big band and the time seemed right. I remember feeling so good because I thought I had created something - ah the innocence of youth.
Give It To Me
Most of these songs were compiled into this album at a later date. Most were lyrics before music, as I was just learning to play electric instruments after being introduced to symphonic music by learning to play the saxaphone a few years prior in the 6th grade. I should be used as an example to totally cut creative arts funding in the grade schools (!).....
From Jackals to this one shows a much varied style; this lp being very psychedelic and atmospheric. Alot of ideas for many continuing pieces in the Trip 248 concept series.
Planet Orbitration 11
First album in the "Two-By-Ones" concept venture by offering the first side of the album to have the raw distorted power of punk rock... Second side to compare with an accent on pure punk metal...of course I was just a kid, so this one is a combo of songs written throughout my first couple years of songwriting.