Putnam, Anal Cunt
's frontman departed on 11 June
2011â¦ Wait, that doesnât sound good. Departed? Putnam? Let me start this all over again. This isnât some PC bandâ¦
Putnam died the fuck away on 11 June
2011. He was Metal
âs most despised dickkead, the perfect asshole everyone loved to hate. While the first full-lengths were released under the banner of Earache Records, the UK-based label probably no longer amused with those guysâ antics dropped them and subsequent releases were either released by obscure labels or Putnamâs own Wicked Sick Records.
But Putnam was a fucking rockstar. So someone had to dig up his freshly dug grave to release something vaguely mercantile. This âOld Testament
â was actually planned to be released on Wicked Sick Records but I guess doing business six feet under doesnât help you get much shit done. So the mighty Relapse Records (the label behind the debut Morbid
Florist) came in giving fans a helping hand in releasing this stuff.
While the ink of Putnamâs obituary is still fresh, itâs nice to see that there are willing rats out there to give a dog a bone. Letâs be thankful though instead of just bashing the poor label. As it is written on the cover, this two-cd posthumous album features probably all of the tracks recorded by the band between 1988 and 1991 and unless youâre the die-hard fan of everything AC, chances are none of us own everything here (from demos to split records). So it's a good retrospective if you've enjoyed the band and wanted to get into their earlier material.
At least, Relapse Records had the decency to release something useful which most AC fans will want to acquire (I hope some money gets to AC members and/or Putnam's family). For the best-of with the stupid song titles that everyone knew by heart without being able to identify the track, I'm sure we can all count on Whoreache Records to come up with something stupid on digipacked dualdisc. Every gay record label should be killed.