ASHTRAY/THE RAPED: Split: CD

This is the audio documentation of The Raped’s final show along with openers Ashtray. Judging by the cover (I know you’re not supposed to do that), both bands would be in the realm of scum punk or something like that. Astray kicks it off, and my presumptions ring true. Mid-tempo punkers with dual girl and boy singers. They’d probably be pretty fun to see at a show drunk but the vocals really started to get to me. Let’s move along to the headliners: The Raped. Holy shit! I was not expecting this. Imagine, if you will, Tesco Vee writing lyrics for Crass but with Joey Vindictive singing. I am not exaggerating! After the shock wore off, so did the novelty.

 –ty (We Are Going To Eat You)