Shortly after starting the album in early 2009, the duo brought in DJ Soko to provide cuts for the album and act as the official DJ for The Left’s live performances. Apollo’s hard drums and dirty, static-filled sample chops coupled with Journalist’s rugged, politically charged flow and DJ Soko’s raw, timeless cuts led to the creation of what is now The Left’s debut album, Gas Mask. 2. The Left burst out of Hagerstown, MD in 1983 like a supernova only to implode two years later after the release of their infamous 12” EPS, Hell, It’s the World! and Last Train to Hagerstown. Their Punk sound rooted in both 60s Garage and Hardcore Punk owed a lot to both the Sonics and Stooges as well as their out of the way Western Maryland locale. Outsiders and outcasts in their desolate hometown, they arose out of the ashes of the Embryonic Magnetos and first surfaced with a melodic, tuneful blast of hate, the great “You’re So” which appeared on Bona Fide’s Train to Disaster comp in 1983.
The following year saw the release of the now classic debut LP—Hell It’s the World!—a 14 minute slab of unbridled energy, raw emotion, and lots of guitar! Soon they would follow with their second LP Last Train to Hagerstown—another hard rocking kick ass rock n roll record in the spirit of the Stooges. The band broke up before the LP was released. 3. Pop/Rock from Vancouver, British Columbia (www.theleft.ca) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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