Wacky band names is a hurdle to overcome when I am checking out a band. Something that is a play on words but not even witty is even harder to get past. Live recordings are generally not something that translate well either. Fire Retarded are not able to get past these things with this release. They play noisy, garagey-sounding stuff that would be right at home on Big Neck or In The Red Records. The set here includes covers of Digital Leather, Motörhead, and Stooges. This is exactly what a cassette release should be: a cool release for fans of the band in a limited edition.
–frame (Rainy Road)