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Sinker – Smear Campaign
Columbia, SC

In a span of about 5 years living in Rapid City, SD, I missed just a handful of shows. One of those shows happened to be Sinker playing with Unwound (on their first tour for Fake Train) and godHead Silo. A major misfortune on my part, I missed my one opportunity to see Sinker (Side Note: on that trip to Salt Lake City I did get to see the final performance of Iceburn as a 5 piece w/their original singer and bassist, so it may even out). Granted, I wasn’t as big a fan of Sinker as I was of their previous and later bands, but it would have been great to see them live. This video comes off a compilation tape with no dates or locations. I’m guessing this was filmed on that tour in ’93 and most of the other footage from the video comes from South Carolina, so I would place this performance there. Though I could be wrong on all of that.

Update: Thanks to Scott for IDing the track!

Download: Sinker – Smear Campaign (Live)


  1. Pretty sure that is from Columbia, SC, which would make the date June 11, 1993. The other band that would have played that show was called 49 Reasons.

    The song was “Smear Campaign.”

    Glad I poked around your blog and saw this.

    Scott (Sinker – vox and XL shirt)

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