AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER / BUKKAKE BOYS: Split: EP

Nov 02, 2010

What do one of my favorite eats and a very taboo sexual act have to do with one another? Not much other than that combining the two bands named after them makes for some of the best hardcore (music, that is) in recent memory. I first picked up American Cheeseburger’s split with Canadian Rifle as per the highest recommendation from Daryl “no metal!” Gussin. When I first heard their side of that split, I thought to myself: “The Repos.” Not having listened to anything else of theirs until now, I figured I would dig their side of this record. I was wrong. I don’t dig it. I fucking love it! What’s it sound like? Like Poison Idea’s Pick Your King cassette with Cobra Commander taking over on vocals while a totally zonked out Greg Ginn wanders in and tries to play along to it. You think I’m kidding? I’ve come across Bukkake Boys’ EPs on several occasions and like the moron that me be, I did nothing but flip past them in the record bins. No longer shall I ignore the Boys and their silly name. Anyone who worships at the church of Jan’s Room is all right by me. I can spot Jon Kortland’s artwork a mile away and it’s what has led me to believe that I will not likely come across a better split for the remainder of the year. An absolute must own.

 –Juan Espinosa (Vinyl Rites)

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