UK Subs / National Razor F.D.I.C.

UK Subs / National Razor F.D.I.C.

Gruesome Twosome Vol. 1

VMS

Wow, good stuff all round here, although older UK Subs fans might want the first half of this split CD (seven songs for each band) a bit more hardcore. The Subs are apparently entering their “French Period,” with their first song here including a portion sung in French, the second song actually entitled “Metro” (the name of the Paris subway system), and their penultimate song called “Party In Paris” (complete with party noisemakers in the mix). Ah, I can just see Charlie Harper in a beret wandering drunkenly down the Champs Elysee giving unsuspecting Frenchpersons the two-finger salute. Includes dub and non-dub covers of the the sixties classic “Something in the Air.”

National Razor F.D.I.C. (the latter standing for “friends don’t invite cops,” the silliest gratuitous anti-cop reference since the band named MDC) is a bit more straightforward streetpunk, with a touch of glamtrash thrown in. Hard to believe, but actually includes a fun anti-drug song, with the unlikley title “Do You Wanna Get High Tonight?” And the rest is just a solid as this great singalong punk rock opener, including a cover of Slaughter and the Dogs’ “Situations.”

VMS Records: http://www.vmsrecords.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Phantasmagoria X: “Reckoning”
    Phantasmagoria X: “Reckoning”

    John DiDonna’s medley of creepy stories and trilling dance returns once more with a tour though all the Central Florida hot spots from Deland to Tampa.

  • Killer Nun
    Killer Nun

    Let Anita Ekberg and director Giulio Berruti introduce you to the nunspolitation genre with Killer Nun.

  • The Tree House
    The Tree House

    One of the most highly regarded works to screen at this year’s Locarno Film Festival was Quý Minh Trương’s The Tree House (Nhà cây), a documentary that dramatically utilizes a science fiction lens to simultaneously examine the cultures of multiple ethnic groups in Vietnam while compelling the audience to question the contemporary importance of visual documentation.

  • Disturbed Furniture
    Disturbed Furniture

    Continuous Pleasures (Arevarc Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

    Sleeping your way to the top is one thing, but killing your way up there works a just as well.

  • Deathtrap
    Deathtrap

    A writer hits a dry spell and then murders his wife, all in the name of making a hit.

  • Cabin of Fear
    Cabin of Fear

    Campers freak out when a murderer is on the loose and they have no cell phone reception.

  • Jake La Botz
    Jake La Botz

    They’re Coming For Me (Hi-Style / Free Dirt). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Howlin Rain
    Howlin Rain

    Under The Wheels: Live From The Coasts, Volume 1 (Silver Current Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.

  • The Lilacs
    The Lilacs

    Endure (Pravda). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

From the Archives