Hit And Run
Proof if needed that attitude alone doesn’t make great music. Trashy enough to entertain the kids in the pit, I’m sure, but essentially this is nothing but a boring rip-off of amazing originals like The Exploited and GBH. Not only does their broad stance seem like a cheap pose, they’re also totally missing out on the spirit of punk by constantly advertising misdirected hate and stupid volatility in their lyrics. I tried to read the lyrics as some pissed off reaction against the establishment in some form of other, and I tried to read them as coming from some angry, pissed off kid finally standing up for himself, but what it amounts to, really, is that those guys are — or at best, pretend to be — misanthropes out on a killing spree against everyone and no one in particular. Just plain dumb without redeeming qualities, then, and not worthy of your attention.
Beer City Records: http://www.beercity.com