“This Is Violence” sounds like a cross between “New Rose” by the Damned and “Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo” by the Gears. “That’s What I Say” is a cool punk-Stax stomper, with real or simulated brass buried somewhere underneath all the punk. I thought “Social Breakdown” sounded like “She Loves Me Not” by the Dickies, but then they started playing guitar leads and i didn’t know what it sounded like. “Untitled” doesn’t sound like anything i can name, except for when they start playing the first little guitar lead, which makes me think of the Damned again, which many would consider a sign that the record should be played a second time, but the very last chord sounds like the last chord in “Submission” by the Sex Pistols, which kinds of puts an end to such musings. I do not disapprove of this record. BEST SONG: Either “Untitled” or “That’s What I Say.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Untitled.” Wait, they stole that from JFA! FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I received two 45s to review this issue, and both had drawings of scantily-clad girls on the covers.
–norb (Fat Sandwich)