Shihad, Flaming Soul / Gates of Steel [Single] (1997)
In which, way back, Shihad has a hoon on the Flesh D-Vice song Flaming Soul and then the Devo song Gates of Steel. A tribute double A-side-type thing. Which, I have to say, I was unaware of until very recently. Well, I’d heard the Gates of Steel cover and I rate it. I think maybe it appeared as the B-side to another Shihad song right? Anyway, I was aware of that. But I wasn’t aware of this vinyl single – a mate gave me a copy just recently. He said, “do you want this?” And I shrugged and said that I supposed I did, in fact I actually said, “do I?” Then he shrugged. It was up to me. It was a gift. And so I took it – then took it home. And listened. And now I’m a bit embarrassed that I was so unenthused and ungrateful. And I’m super-stoked to have this. I’m by no stretch a die-hard Shihad fan. But when they’re great and/or interesting I like them a lot. And here: they’re both.
Sample Track: Gates of Steel
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