Antioch Arrow – “Gems Of Masochism” LP
The re-issue of the third and final album by San Diego, CA’s Antioch Arrow. Previous to this album (recorded in 1994 and released in 1995 on Amalgamated), they had released two 12″s of spastic hardcore on San Diego’s Gravity Records. For the average connoisseur of that style of proto-screamo, Gems Of Masochism, with its gothic post punk vibes, (complete with keyboards), was considered something of a dissapointment at the time of its release; but not suprisingly, with its flamboyant mix of Birthday Party, US Maple, and Nation Of Ulysses, it has since gone on to pick-up an enthusiastic cult following amongst fans of post punk exotica. For this re-issue, the LP sleeve has been turned into a gatefold with all of the original artwork.