CIVIC MINDED FIVE/ SWING DING AMIGOS: Split: 7″

I’d like to start off by saying that I really like the Civic Minded Five. Their Trackin’ the Bacon Train is a milestone of good timey stupidity, and their split with the Blacks is a flat out great punk record. That said, these two songs aren’t exactly their best material. I like them a lot more when they raise a ruckus, like “Let’s Get Civic Minded, Motherfucker,” rather than when they get more goofy. I can’t really describe the Swing Ding Amigos, but for some reason they really make me want to listen to Servotron. I don’t know if that’s a subliminal thing or what, but I applaud them for that.

–josh (Recess)