Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mixtape 88 - Richard Hoak

Here is the 88th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Richard Hoak of Total Fucking Destruction, Brutal Truth, and Peacemaker.

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Richard Hoak should be no stranger to readers of this blog - as drummer for both Total Fucking Destruction and Brutal Truth, he's been a major part of the history of grindcore, as well as my own history with the genre. Richard was kind enough to hook me up with a copy of TFD's latest album, #USA4TFD, and we made plans to do this interview when his schedule opened up.

We discussed TFD's set at this year's Maryland Deathfest, the writing and recording of #USA4TFD, the surprisingly wide appeal of grindcore, and the philosophical underpinnings of TFD's lyrics. Richard also filled me in on the creation of Brutal Truth's Need To Control - an album that is 25 years old this year, and which served as my introduction to Brutal Truth (and is still one of my favourite grindcore albums of all time).

My thanks to Richard for speaking to me, and to you for listening.



Total Fucking Destruction: 

"6.5 Billion (Pieces of Shit)"
"Kill The Jocks and Eat Their Brains"
"Necro-Anarchist "
taken from the album Compact Disc Version 1.0

"A Note To My Future Self"
"Anal Trump Is Gay"
 taken from the album #USA4TFD 

taken from the EP Monsters

"I Did Something Bad"
taken from the EP Our Love Is A Rainbow

"Hate Mongering Pig Pandemonium"
"Human is the Bastard"
taken from the album Hater

Brutal Truth:

taken from the album Need to Control

Total Fucking Destruction on Facebook

#USA4TFD on Give Praise Records Bandcamp

#USA4TFD vinyl + CD through Give Praise Records Store

Grind & Rewind:

Mixtape 49:
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