FUCKING COPS, THE: Demo: CD-R

Heavy duty post-Hüskers/Leatherface punk stuff here, with nice interaction between distinctive guitar parts and Joe-type lyrical subject matter. Their Achilles tendon, like too many others riding the same groove, is the vocals. The first track’s cool shimmer is marred by all the virtually atonal shouting, and while the assorted voices tone it down a bit and show the required potential on the remaining three songs, the lack of dynamics and attention to details, starting with hitting the note, keep this planted in the “good” rather than “holy sheeit!” pen. They’ve got the music down pat. If they get the singing on equally footing, they’ll be all but unstoppable.

 –jimmy (bigpurplerecords.com)