BROKEN NEEDLE: Self-titled: 7"

Dec 28, 2009

After a few delays, this finally sees the light of day. It’s a great follow-up to their debut LP on Lengua Armada. Heard they remixed and remastered those tracks for their discography CD, which I heard has these tracks also. I actually like the original mix of the LP. Oh well, have to see if I like the new mix too. This 7” is five songs of intense hardcore in the mid to late ‘80s vein that surely can peak the attention of the most jaded. A dual guitar attack punches though the mix to give it the power. Drums are banged with controlled madness and the bass gives it the punch needed to feel it in the ribs. Just the right backdrop for singer, Todd, to do his thing. Broken Needle on record is great, but seeing them live takes it up a few notches; at least what I have witnessed since they are a local band. “Energetic set” barely covers it. I usually get banged around good trying to take pictures either by the crowd or the band, but I know for sure that I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.

 –don (Schizophrenic)