CRUNKY KIDS, THE: Theories of Hate and Time: 7″

I’m assuming that this is an Ohio side project since members play in other bands such as Gordon Solie Motherfuckers, The Inmates, 9 Shocks Terror, and Upstab. I have read that the band has done splits with Brody’s Militia, Chainsaw, Conga Fury, and Zemezluc. They also have been in existence for seven years. These are things I didn’t know. What I do know is what is coming out my speakers: raw, fast hardcore punk rock that easily could have come out somewhere between 1983 and 1984 and a very live-sounding recording that definitely was not recorded in a ProTools studio. The guitars sound spastic, like it was live, due to the gritty and unpolished sound. The bass has a weird pounding tone, like it was recorded amplified and not straight to the board like most recordings. The drums have a one or two microphones, max, and sound like it was just recorded overhead. The vocals sound almost blown out due to the full force delivery. No doubt that this stuff is angry. If it sounds this mean on record, I can’t wait to see how well this stuff comes off live.

 –don (Schizophrenic)