Undesirable Element (180g LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Got Kinda Lost Records  
Year: 2021 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 Blind Faith
A2 Article Two (The Handgun Song)
A3 Depression
A4 Love And War (Alternate Version)
A5 War Was Raging On

B1 Non-Surgical Lobotomy
B2 Breathe In Deep
B3 Paranoid Song
B4 Destitute
B5 Another Day

Originally released ca. 1985.

All vocals and instruments: Dale Jenkins

Taking DC DIY to another level, and falling neatly in the gap between the loud fast rules of DC hardcore and the scene's post-punk renaissance, came this outsider one-man-band mid-80s gem.

Undesirable Elements is a loose concept album of sorts, from the sympathetic pen of an innately skilled commentator. The album displays polemical disdain for the behavior of humans, insular views, and blindly moving forward on simple suggestion, while carrying a keen eye into the many textures of the mindscape of humanity.

Jenkins's direct, intensely personal and lyrically sophisticated material, combined with his charged attack, is in a realm all its own. Jenkins's lyrics are nearly cinematic, like bite-sized scripts, or character vignettes, filled with wizened, introspective and radicalized perspective. The self-contained home-recording maverick was searching, sensitive, subversive, topical, yet several steps from the soapbox.

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