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App Sales: Black Tuesday 2020

Another impressive list of apps went on sale; with Audio Damage, AudioKit, and Bram Bos bring the deals!

Hipster Cred

In an effort to maintain my credibility as a music blogger and journalist, I feel it is important to do a Hipster Flex every year during the Black Week sales. Usually I'd be featuring upcoming new Indie artists... but 2020. This year I'm just featuring music things that I've loved throughout the years that I think need more attention.

Corrosion of Conformity has been around since the early 80's, and has had a variety of members throughout its history. The rock band has explored various subgenres and influences. They've managed to maintain their own style, while also changing just enough to meet contemporary expectations, through changes to members and musical preferences over the decades. They have at their core that Southern Rockabilly sensibility that is fundamental to many rock genres. In their long history, Corrosion of Conformity have only had brief brushes with success. Somehow they have persisted for 38 years despite this, in service to their fans.

I found the band when we were in our respective Stoner phases. While David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes was the soundtrack to my recovery, COC's 1993 album Deliverance was the soundtrack to my degeneracy. The album's combination of Hard agro, with the Grunge aesthetic, suits what can only be described as Southern Charm. This is what you would get if you asked Lynyrd Skynyrd to cover Pantera songs, through Nirvana's signal chain.

Reader Comments 1

Saw CoC in '95, well, for the 4 songs before they blew up the PA. In retrospect, the PA destruction could have had something to do with Monster Magnet opening.
November 25, 2020  | person_outline Frankie

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