The notorious FEEDERZ, before relocating to San Francisco and messing shit up (reportedly, Frank Discussion had an affair with Jello Biafra’s girlfriend), released their first 7″ on Anxiety Records in 1980 already (it has been re-released on Placebo Records with a different sleeve, though I have also seen copies with the Placebo sleeve and the original Anxiety pressed vinyl for whatever reason).
Although I fancy the bands later 2 albums very much (especially the 2nd one, “Teachers in Space”, which is very original sounding), my fave pick remains the 7″. Not only does it feature the best available of 3 versions of “Jesus” – the other songs are incredible too! It’s like somebody would slowly drag you through an acid bath, so much hatred, cynicism and negativity pours from these seven inches! To me, The Feederz always seemed like the rotten evil brother of the Dead Kennedys and I can’t help but notice how silly and clownesque all these Black Metal bands of today are compared to this (for instance, watch that laughable new Celtic Frost videoclip, you can find it on the web. They’re trying so hard yet seem like a Mary Poppins parody compared to Feederz).
Unfortunately, The Feederz, like so many of their contemporaries, decided to come back from the mild graves of early fame, to release a third album some years ago. It contained nothing but the same formula. Very, very dissapointing and dull – they (or should I say Frank Discussion himself) even had a pro-filesharing song, haha. Now that was as rebellious as bankers smoking pot. But let’s not get our love for the original, historical Feederz distracted by that shameful moment.