Me and my friend Kareem like to talk about “punk for old guys.” That’s music made by people who are closer to thirty than eighteen and still like the short-fast-loud favorites of their youth. Punk for Old Guys strives to maintain aggression while playing something more challenging and unique. Iron Reminders does it right. This 12” has ten songs in less than twenty minutes, song titles like “TV Dinner” and “Old Dudes with Hard Tunes,” and a Pettibon-esque drawing of a train wreck on the cover. The music is classic ‘80s hardcore with super-tight drums and the occasional choppy math part.
–CT Terry (Spastic Airlines, no address available)