DEAD TRICKS: You Should Have Worried About It: CD

If I were going to record an EP of classic-sounding, power pop-influenced punk rock, I know when it came time to choose a producer, I’d go right for Mike Gallo, bass player of Agnostic Front (one of my favorite bands, incidentally). Wait, no I wouldn’t. I’d pick someone who doesn’t spend every day playing music that is the polar opposite of the music I want to record. Of course, I also wouldn’t write weird lyrics about smelling like your mom, nor would I allow any Michael Stipe-y melodramatic ‘80s college rock vocalizing, but that’s just me. The Dead Tricks went in a different, significantly crappier direction.

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