FOR THE WORSE / THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES: Split: 7” EP

May 21, 2010

Dunno if this is the same For The Worse I’ve reviewed prior, and for some reason I’m inclined to think it is, but if so, the original here sounds like they’ve been overdosing on early Cro-Mags, right down to the Harley on helium vocals. The Bruisers cover is the better of the two tracks here. Wednesday Night Heroes: Original tune is a decent enough bit of oi-inflected stuff. Their cover is one more in a million stabs at “Civilization’s Dying.” Considering how dated the references in said cover are now, I’m amazed that it remains the go-to tune to play from the Zero Boys, a band with no shortage of bona fide classics in their catalog. How’s about we retire this tune and pound something like “Drug Free Youth” or “Hightime” into the ground for a while? Just a suggestion.

 –jimmy (patacrecords.com)

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