DURBAN POISON / HEADONS: Split: 7”

Both songs on the Durban Poison side punk rock pretty hard. “Don’t Trust It” is the highlight with a jumpy drumbeat and stern, Bratmobile-sounding vocals. Creative rock’n’roll style riffage thrown in by the guitarist keep it from sounding too D.C. and serious. It’s catchy and classic sounding. The song even has a key change. The Headons have a sort of sing-songy, Social Distortion style that doesn’t appeal to me as much, but they do it well.

 –Billups Allen (Shake)