Big Black – Kerosene.

One word.

Intense.

Amphetamine in musical form. Kerosene is the most robust track Big Black made. there’s a lot of other contenders but this track is their most namechecked. It is so for a reason.

Dark imagery. Threat. Urgent & burning. A pre-cursor to Godflesh and confirmation on the Albini legend way before “In-Utero”.

Simple. Pounding. The track actually sounds like fire. Raging fire. Sparks fall out of the speakers. As it burns you can almost feel a cold pistol pointing at you and waving you to possible safety. Mesmerizing. Hypnotic.

There’s a lot of loathing and anger threateningly bubbling. Stuck in a town you’ll probably die in. Alienation. Hate. A lot of hate.

Kerosene is catchy – but equally scary. Almost uniquely dark. A spellbinding work of underground genius.

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