Posture were a San Francisco,
California quintet and were one of
nearly four dozen Northern California and Nevada bands featured on the
Faulty Products distributed Alternative Tentacles LP, NOT
QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.
Posture's line up was "Bruno"
& "Eddie" on guitars, "Emilio"
on Bass, "John" on Drums and the oddly-named "4-Way" on
vocals..."4-Way" now fronts a band called Suicide
King and John
is in The Zen
'Gators. Eddie still
plays with the
SF band, Los
Emilio is currently involved in many solo endeavors. Bruno
SF band Goofball.
Rough and Rowdy
Record Poop Store was
"everything's a buck" used CD sale a while back and I grabbed this CD
just because they sounded and looked like a punk band. And they were!
And it's great! This CD appears to include everything that Bad Posture
ever recorded, including an 8-song demo, 12 rough and rowdy live tracks
and an 8-song 12-inch EP. The singer sounds like a gruffer Will Shatter
from Flipper and the band plays a heavy, fast, distorted chord-driven
thing reminiscent of early Black Flag, Ramones, that kind of stuff.
Melodies? Catchy as hell! The title track especially -- "God Damned
Mother Fucking Son Of A Bitch! I can't move! I can't twitch!" Love it.
Nearly every song is great, though a couple are direct ripoffs of
other, better known songs ("What Are We Fighting For?" is "Blitzkrieg
Bop" with different lyrics. Let's not try to fool each other here. It
The CD's only fault is that there are actually only
16 different songs. The other 12 tracks are alternate versions of songs
you've already heard previously on the CD. And quite frankly, no matter
how great "Time For Smack" and "Get Tough" are, they get really
friggin' (female masturbation) tiresome by the third time around.