Planes Mistaken For Stars

Planes Mistaken For Stars

Up In Them Guts

No Idea

Disclaimer: Planes Mistaken For Stars is one of my favorite bands of all time, so what follows is incredibly biased. Planes Mistaken For Stars is the greatest band in the history of the world, slightly ahead of The Beatles!

Up In Them Guts, the anticipated follow-up to the overdriven masterpiece of Fuck With Fire, Get Burned, does not disappoint at all. And it’s not the last album, “Part Two.” PMFS has managed to do something rather extraordinary: they’ve cleaned up their sound a bit, but they haven’t lost any of their famous intensity and driving destructive force. The guitars and drums are a lot crisper than on previous recordings, and they’ve started to do more weird noodlings on their guitars.

For the most part, PMFS has only gotten scarier and more violent in overall delivery. The vocals are more frightening and scathing than ever. Their vocalist has matured into some type of demented monster of violence, recalling images of large black and tattered ghosts flying down from a red and gray sky! Yikes! “Dying By Degrees” is an absolute instant classic, not only by PMFS standards, but by any standards. It’s ferocious and powerful, with a memorable melody buried beneath the screams and scraping guitars.

What’s most impressive about PMFS is that they only get more energetic and violent as the years go by. When Fuck With Fire, Get Burned came out, I thought that they could never top it. Truth be told, they haven’t actually topped it with Up In Them Guts. What they have done, is make a completely different record that’s every bit as good as their previous, but in a different way. It is simply incredible, and defines exactly what it means to be punk rock: anti-fashion, anti-status quo, intimidating, ferocious and unstoppable. A+

No Idea:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.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

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
    Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Generoso speaks with director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose dynamic new feature, A Cop Movie, utilizes a unique and effective hybrid documentary style to examine police corruption in and around Mexico City. A Cop Movie was the winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.

  • Sarah McQuaid
    Sarah McQuaid

    The St. Buryan Sessions (Shovel and a Spade Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Hearty Har
    Hearty Har

    Radio Astro (BMG). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Junkwraith

    A young woman abandons a promising skating career only to be chased by her inner demons.

  • The Slackers / Sic & Mad
    The Slackers / Sic & Mad

    Love I Bring /Cat Prozac (Split 7 inch single on). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    An adaptation of a classic horror story safe for little eyes.

  • Nosferatu

    A classic horror tale ends up some place weird.

  • Self Taught
    Self Taught

    Over a ten-year period, punk guitar legend Tim Kerr and his wife Beth used thrift store cameras to document self-taught artists environments. Combined with portraits of the creators, Self Taught is a celebration of artistic spirit.

  • New Music Now 002
    New Music Now 002

    In NMN Episode Two, Ink 19’s Pat Greene picks the soothing, balm-like brain of old friend Matt Gorney (The Civic Minded Five, Jazz in the Bible Belt on WPRK, 91.5 FM, Winter Park, Florida) as the two discuss the album Promises, from Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

  • Fun Home
    Fun Home

    A small town funeral director hides a not-so-big secret.

From the Archives