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Last Crack
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:19:40 PM »
Founded in 87, their landmark album came out in 90. Soon after, they were gone. The 1990 album "Burning Time" is one of my favorite albums of all time. I'll just copy and paste my Amazon review:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Never drops out of the rotation...
ByAmazon Customeron May 30, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I walked into a music store in 91 and Energy Mind was playing... About half way through My Burning Time I quit browsing to go find someone who knew what was playing. I remember holding the CD in my hand and walking to the register like it was yesterday.

This album is absolutely TIMELESS. You can't hang a label on it, you can't even place a genre over it's head. I guess the term "prog-metal" makes a certain amount of sense. What is it? Compassion, desperation, innocence, fear, and any other intense emotion - played out through the lyrics and the magical voice of Buddo. A song like Mini Toboggan will take you to a place where you can feel the cold of the snow - along with the warm preciousness of your youth.

It nearly breaks my heart that the world never got to share the majesty of this record... I wonder what could have been possible for the band had this attained the success that it deserved. I'll listen to it for the rest of my life, and at the end, the simple four line "Oooh" can be heard at my funeral.

Five Stars because I can't give it six ~ Long Live our Burning Time.

As ambiguous as the following reads, it's about the best way to describe them... "Last Crack, from Wisconsin, USA, specialized in schizophrenic "acid-metal", a truly unique aural experience that revelled in the desecration of musical boundaries from thrash to blues, then back through funk, psychedelia and rock 'n' roll. Lead vocalist Buddo conveyed a mixture of gut-wrenching passion, flamboyance and deranged eccentricity in his caterwauling. The backbeat was equally unpredictable, with guitarists Pablo Schuter and Don Bakken switching and blending styles with consummate ease. Phil Buerstate (drums) and Todd Winger (bass) provided the necessary power in the rhythm section."

They truly smashed all boundaries. I'll post a couple tracks, but it's an album that should be experienced in it's entirety.

Wicked Sandbox:

Mini Toboggan:

The entire album is ripped to youtube, strangely (or mybe not so), by a user named Neueregel:


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Re: Last Crack
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:35:42 PM »
These guys were good. Pretty good record, never heard of them. The first song had me thinking a little along the lines of early Savatage but then they kinda veered off that and went in a few different directions. Overall really good though. Loved the guitar work  8)


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Re: Last Crack
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 06:46:07 PM »
I liked some of their stuff you put up. I looked into some more of their stuff and info. There is some more stuff out there.

Live from a 2002 reunion show, apparently this resulted in a live cd/dvd release in case you were unaware.
Precious Human Stress/Kiss A The Cold:

2009 20th anniversary reunion
Mini Tobaggan:
My Burning Time:

They are back together and working on a new album through go fund me evidently, scheduled for a 2018 release. Looks like the whole original lineup minus the drummer, who died in 2013.

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