Two songs from each band here. Bangers: A three piece, featuring strong, somewhat gravelly vocals. The tunes are played at a comfortable, fairly easy pace. Good guitar work, backed up by a rhythm section that doesn’t slouch. In the liner notes, it says that these songs were recorded live. Unless there was no one there, I would say that it means the songs were recorded live in a studio, and not at a club. What-A-Nights: Four Japanese dudes playing upbeat punk songs. Nice guitar leads stand out on the B Side. The cover art features somewhat of a blob character coming after people. Good shit.

 –Nighthawk (Drunken Sailor / Snuffy Smiles,