BLATZ / FILTH: The Shit Split: CD

Wow! Reviewing this in 2009 is a little strange, but it’s been re-released on Alternative Tentacles, leading to the only logical conclusion: Blatz and Filth desperately wanted me to review this and this was the only possible way! Thank you Anna Joy, Jesse, and the rest of the gang! First, the Filth side. Let’s be honest. I can’t get into Filth. I mean it would be strange if I liked Filth, but that’s okay because a lot of people do, so there’s no reason for Filth to sit around in a squat and cry. Blatz, on the other hand, well, there’s not much to say except that: I love, love, love this band! A good portion of my high school years were spent singing along to “Cockroach Café” while contemplating how much I hated ninety-eight percent of the people I knew! Screamy yet poppy! Screamy in the most amazing way! Punk rock! If the Blatz side were a split, it’d be Frosted Mini-Wheats, rough around the edges, but with sugar on top! Filth would be regular Mini-Wheats, of course! If you don’t own this, you know what you need to do.

 –maddy (Alternative Tentacles)