30 Years Ago: DR. KNOW release This Island Earth (In my dreams, nightmares are the truth)

Released by Death Records (Metal Blade) this month in 1986, the killer debut DR. KNOW LP – This Island Earth!
Metal / hardcore crossover from Oxnard, CA. (nardcore) following on from their great EPs Plug-In Jesus and Burn.

Huge fucking Sabbath fan, big Black Flag fan, just love that shit. Love fucking D.O.A., they’re are some great Punk bands and Metal bands BUT, there are also a lot of shitty ones of each genres too. I won’t name names but there are talented fuckers out there. When Punk and Metal fucks started slamming together-it was just bitchin’. At the time there was that division-“Oh you got long hair, you can’t play Punk!” It’s all just heavy shit you know?? We can all thank Tony Iommi for it all really.

Vol. 4 was the one that changed my life and fucked me up real good ahahah – still never been able to get Iommi’s guitars sound ahahha but fuck it haaahah that from a record stand point- and then from a live stand point the first time I saw Black Flag at the fucking Starwood, ABSOLUTELY changed my shit. I mean I’ve seen Pink Floyd at Anaheim Stadium and shit like that. Up until I saw Flag, THEN I was blown away. I got hit by a HAMMER, realized shit, I can do this! They’re kids like me, not Gods.
– Kyle Toucher, OneThirtyEight.org (2014)