WARRIOR SOUL Drugs, God and the New Republic

$45.00

The first three classic Warrior Soul albums available as a limited edition of 500 copies worldwide on white vinyl.

Kory Clarke wanted to be the Iggy Pop of the ’90s. Through his band, Warrior Soul, the Detroit native concocted his own Stooges- and MC5-style blend of political activism and art rock tendencies, gave it a ’90s spin, and tried to impart it upon Generation X (the kids, not the band), but they never listened.

Originally a drummer for a number of bands, including Detroit punks L7 (not the all-female L.A.

band) and Pennsylvania Southern rockers Raging Slab, Kory Clarke pro-moted himself to stage front when he founded Warrior Soul with guitarist John Ricco, bassist Pete McLanahan, and drummer Paul Ferguson.

Their first album, 1990’s Last Decade Dead Century, was a critical sensation, especially in the U.K., where listeners readily embraced the band’s political invective and insurrectionist rantings as the next big thing.

But while Clarke certainly had the potential to become Generation X’s leading mainstream-bashing poet, the metallic hard rock sound he chose as his vehicle ulti-mately lost out to Nirvana’s nihilistic post-punk/alternative style.

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The first three classic Warrior Soul albums available as a limited edition of 500 copies worldwide on white vinyl. Kory Clarke wanted to be the Iggy Pop of the ’90s. Through his band, Warrior Soul, the Detroit native concocted his own Stooges- and MC5-style blend of political activism and art rock tendencies, gave it a ’90s spin, and tried to impart it upon Generation X (the kids, not the band), but they never listened. Originally a drummer for a number of bands, including Detroit punks L7 (not the all-female L.A. band) and Pennsylvania Southern rockers Raging Slab, Kory Clarke pro-moted himself to stage front when he founded Warrior Soul with guitarist John Ricco, bassist Pete McLanahan, and drummer Paul Ferguson. Their first album, 1990’s Last Decade Dead Century, was a critical sensation, especially in the U.K., where listeners readily embraced the band’s political invective and insurrectionist rantings as the next big thing. But while Clarke certainly had the potential to become Generation X’s leading mainstream-bashing poet, the metallic hard rock sound he chose as his vehicle ulti-mately lost out to Nirvana’s nihilistic post-punk/alternative style.

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Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 34 × 34 × .8 cm

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