FUJIWARA: Kung Fu Twist: CD

Pretty straightforward fast rock’n’roll-based punk that could pass for melodic hardcore. The leader reminds me a lot of the singer from Agent Orange. The songs are about sticking to your guns, being true to yourself, and calling out assholes who, “spit on their hopes and dreams… burn us with their lies,” coming back with stuff like, “But they cannot stop the hurricane/like a phoenix we will rise.” Turns out they’ve been at it in small town, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina for near twenty years. So don’t doubt their resilience. I found quite a few moments when I felt like putting this on, in the morning, on the way out the door to do whatever, driving my taxi. 

 –Craven Rock (Fringe)