GAY BLACK REPUBLICAN: Capitol Wave: CD

Was a wee bit disappointed ’cause they sounded nothing like what my head envisioned, based on the band’s name. With a name like that, one expects heaps of weirdo-friendly punk with oodles of sarcasm dripping off every lyric, you know? What they do sound like is a band that takes quite a few of their cues from very early hardcore, minus for the most part the thrash beats, with (so far as I can tell) sarcastic lyrics. In the end, this ain’t something I’m going nuts over, but it ain’t exactly hurtin’ my ears or anything.

 –jimmy (www.gayblackrepublican.com)