DON’T LOOK DOWN / THE DESTRUCTORS: Je Suis Radio (split): CD

The Destructors are one of those ‘70s bands that simply will not stop playing and putting out releases ranging from decent to classic. Their four songs included here are a healthy mix of their initial ‘77 sound with a pinch of hardcore thrown in. Don’t Look Down is another high quality British band, although one of their contributions to this split almost kills the whole project. They decided to record a semi-cover, semi-tribute to the classically shitty 1980s radio hit “People Are People,” which manages to be even shittier than the already atrocious Depeche Mode song. I suppose out-shitting notoriously bad Euro-pop is some sort of a cultural achievement in its own right.

 –Art Ettinger (Rowdy Farrago, destructors666.com)