CONSUMERS, THE: All My Friends Are Dead: CD

Not much seems to be readily known about this ‘77 Phoenix punk combo. There were a couple mentions about them in the July 1978 issue of Slash. They eventually relocated to LA and fell in with the Canterbury clique. After that, who knows? Is this the same Paul Cutler who went on to 45 Grave? The music the Consumers left behind is great. There’s definitely a UK influence, even in the vocals with their fake British accent. Hyper and jumpy with nervous rhythms. The guitar sounds scratchy and filthy, like he’s scraping a tin can across the strings!

 –M.Avrg (In The Red)