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First congealing as a cohesive mass in the '90s, 16 began summarily mowing down LA's vast contingency of stoner commandos and leftover hair bands, earning a reputation through the usual underground channels as consummate Schedule 2 professionals and unrepentant thunderfuckers of the highest order.
After a handful of seven-inches (later re-released on the Scott Case CD), 16 unfurled their first-full length, the corrosive and aptly titled Curves that Kick, on Pushead's Bacteria Sour imprint. More seven-inches and foreign-only EPs followed before the prerequisite raping and pillaging of Japan and release of their subsequent Pessimiser debut, the now-legendary Drop Out. The devastating Blaze of Incompetence came next; it proved the ultimate in industrial-strength grime distillation, leaving an ugly, purplish outbreak of bleeding eyes and swollen holes in its grueling wake.

A brief karma slump ensued, instigated by various barbiturate-related traumas and the looming specter of prior convictions, but our heroes emerged unbowed and relatively unscathed to record the songs that would become their debut, Zoloft Smile. Adhering to a strict drug regimen to keep their minds limber, 16 have extracted only the absolute cream that seeps from their amplifiers like so much manna from heaven to create the trenchant majesty that is Zoloft Smile. Tales of urban decay, domestic despair, and psychoactive supplementation provide the fodder for 16's terminally deviant tirades and bleary narco-rhythms; indeed, all manner of carcinogen, vice and mental duress are the filters through which you'll consume such future sludge classics as "Damone," "Aging Disgracefully" and "You're Not My Real Dad."


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Cris Jerue - vocals
Phil Vera - guitars
Marc Sanger - drums
Nial McGaughey - bass

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Title: zoloft smile
Cat.-No.: BE013
Releasedate: 2003-10-13

01 Damone
02 Hearing Voices
03 Zoloft Smile
04 Balloon Knot
05 Workplace On Fire
06 Born To Lose
07 Grip Of Delusion
08 Aging Disgracefully
09 You're Not My Real Dad
10 Poverty

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