Crust Removed

by Zach Curd

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The source material for this project made up the soundtrack for mine and many peoples' teenage years. I thought it would be a fun project to revisit these songs and then reinterpret them as a 33 year old married father. In the process of recording, the lyrics that I used as a springboard ended up really standing out, and it kind of turned into a nice little meditation on the direct-ness of hardcore punk. These songs say "I hate you" as clearly and as deeply as soul music says "I love you."

Any and all sales money received from the sale of these songs will go directly to the Detroit Rescue Mission (

"Police Story" is originally by Black Flag
"Whatever I Do" is originally by Negative Approach
"Victim In Pain" Is originally by Agnostic Front
"Screaming At A Wall" is originally by Minor Threat
"Your Emotions" is a scored sound collage of interview snippets from the documentary, The Decline Of Western Civilization. The title is borrowed from the Dead Kennedys


released March 3, 2015

Performed, engineered, mixed and mastered by Zach Curd. Thank you to Adam Kempa for the title.


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