G.F.P. / SCHEISSE MINNELLI: Best at Its Worst: 12”

Jan 27, 2015

So you say you’ve got a split record featuring a crazy drawing of a Viking skeleton grinding coping on a pool full of radioactive waste while slamming back a bottle of booze on the front cover? I’m listening. General Fucking Principle kicks it off with a heavy mid-’80s hardcore vibe. Dayglo Abortions come to mind (not an unusual occurrence for me). This is really good stuff. After I listened, I noticed that G.F.P. features punk rock legend Greg Hetson on guitar and skateboard legend Tony Alva on bass. Rad! Now on to the other side and Scheisse Minnelli. This is a band that I’ve never heard, but I’ve always been an admirer of their band name. It makes me laugh every time I think of it, let alone read it or hear someone say it. I am happy to be able to say that I really like their tunes, too. Very similar to G.F.P., but I’d say that Scheisse is a little more technical. Bonus points for working “No Whammys, No Whammys, Big Bucks” into a song. Holy shit, is that Tesco Vee rapping on a funky disco song to finish up the record? I believe it is. This is a killer record that is going to get a lot of mileage around here. 

 –ty (Rockstar)