BROWN SUGAR: Self-titled: Cassette

Packaged like a cassingle, this tape starts out sounding vaguely punky/poppy, sort of like a cross between Dinosaur Jr and the Doughboys or something. From there, the band plows straight ahead with some solid hardcore punk. Actually, this band sounds quite a bit like a less polished Paint It Black, another Rolling Stones song-named band. There must be something about taking your name from Mick ‘n’ Keith ‘n’ the boys that leads to gruff hardcore punk stylings.

 –frame (Feral Kid)