JIZZ KIDS, THE / THE GUTS: A Safe Return to the Forest: Split 7”

May 18, 2010

Jizz Kids: standard punk rock. It’s good, but not because it’s original. The Jizz Kids are musical comfort food for me: a rockin’ beat with buzzsaw guitars, aggressive lyrics, and a snotty attitude. The Guts: pretty much the same. In fact, apart from the vocalist, the sound is pretty much the same for both of these bands and they could easily be mistaken for one another. The only real difference is that the Guts have a more melodic sound that seems more obviously influenced by the Queers’ bubblegum punk tunes. The Jizz Kids, on the other hand, seem more influenced by the Queers’ “fuck you” songs. Good record, but not great. Blue vinyl!

 –Eric Carlson (Knowhere / No Breaks)

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