MEANS, THE: Community Horse: CD

Time was, late ‘80s/early ‘90s, noisy rock like this was all around, on labels like Matador, Amphetamine Reptile and Subpop, and I ate it up. I probably bought more new records then than at any time before or since. I’m talking about stuff like God Bullies and King Snake Roost, and Railroad Jerk and Monster Magnet and even Nirvana, the latter three before they figured out what they were doing and reduced it to a formula that just never rocked proper again. This is the Means second record (I never heard the first), and they’ve got the same noisy aesthetic in spades, so maybe that means they intend to stay down in the scuz for a while. I’ll be right up front if they do.

 –doug (Reptilian)