Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Purity of Disaster
I received the Foundation "Purity/Disaster" 7" for review way back in 1992. I remember giving it a favorable review then, and after listening to it recently I have to say it holds up.
Foundation was out of NY, and while it was a hardcore band, the songs on this release have a certain emo feeling to them. Real emo. Not Hot Topic emo. The 7" itself is on white vinly (classy), and it includes lyrics to the two songs.
I tried looking the band up on the Internet and found nothing really helpful. Even Round Flat Records, which put this out, doesn't seem to have copies of it anymore. Not surprising. This is a solid release, and the band members (Bill Colgrove, John Drenning, Steve Korol and Mike Waney) have already probably moved onto to other things that are hopefully music related. (No sense in wasting one's talent by working at a diner.) Mike Waney as of 2/11 responded to a posting on the Coregasm blog, so he's at least around and checking out what the world has to say of his old band.
I never got to see Foundation live, but I imagine it would've been quite an energetic and positive show. The sound these guys had is due for a resurgence in the next few years. I doubt any of it will be as good as this 7" was, though.