Leskiw's time spent recording with Phil Ramone in the mid-70's is clearly evident in the "bass and drums - live room" feel of the recording. There's nothing here from the digital world. For all intensive purposes this album is pulled right off the floor with only a minimum of guitar over dubs. The energy on tracks like "Hombre" and "Hanes" is the sound of a live band laying down a bed track on their first take.
Meatrack's seven years spun off members into such diverse bands as Kittens, Volume, Projektor, Boldface Industry and The New Meanies. Ahead of their time, no heavy "thinking" band has yet to match their originality or creativity while still utilizing the fundamentals of hard rock.
Retiring at the zenith of their popularity, "Bitten and Unconscious" is a must-have epitaph to the band's ingenuity and power.
7. Brand New and Broken
10. ...of Steel
14. L'il Fella
15. Cowboy Lost