Rawer than a skinned knee, louder than lit M-80s lodged in your ear canals, and more abrasive than drinking rusty water, Coward bring the fucking noise (think Homostupids under the influence of the Fleshies). This copy’s cover, a tour version, depicts a tender moment shared between the Pope and Ronnie Reagan which will only mildly offend if you’re a total square. Not trying to knock the Coathangers or even Japan’s beloved Guitar Wolf—both with whom they toured—but if I were in attendance at any one of their shows, Coward would be the band I’d be gushing to all my friends about. Total Punk is probably doing their next record, although I base that on nothing.
–Juan Espinosa (Coward, [email protected])