Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in 1988, A.C.'s career has proved as unconventional as the white-knuckle noise they produce. Their first record was a split 7-inch single in 1988, followed by a number of limited pressing singles and EPs (the best of which was the Morbid Florist EP), and compilation appearances. There was also a scarcely credible 7-inch with 5,345 "tracks" on it. They quickly earned themselves a reputation for what even veteran thrash metal observers decried as "merely noise". Spokesperson Seth admitted in the 90s that they "broke up because our old guitarist didn't know how to play anything else on guitar". They soon re-formed, however, with a new, more able guitarist, and a contract with Earache Records for Everyone Should Be Killed (only 58 songs, this time), which was described by the band itself as sounding: "like a vacuum cleaner with us screaming over it". Top 40 Hits was a little more restrained still, though dire production merely exacerbated the inaccessibility. However, cover versions of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" and the theme from the US television programme The A-Team offered light relief. The best things about the unrelentingly dreary 40 More Reasons To Hate Us and I Like It When You Die were the album titles.
Everyone Should Be Killed (Earache 1994)**, Top 40 Hits (Earache 1995)**, 40 More Reasons To Hate Us (Earache 1996)**, I Like It When You Die (Earache 1997)**.
Everyone Should Be Killed
Top 40 Hits
40 More Reasons To Hate Us
I Like It When You Die
Picnic Of Love
Conquest Music Group
It Just Gets Worse
Old Stuff, Part Two
The Early Years: 1988-1991 [PA] *
Source: Encyclopedia of Popular Music