PANIC BEATS, THE: Without Warning: LP

If you took the monomaniacal devotion to form of the Riverdales/Head/maybe Teenage Bottlerocket, dirtied it up somewhat, and added the overgrown adolescent fascination with murder that made the Zodiac Killers so… uh… special, then you’d probably have something reasonably akin to this, although starting things off with an instrumental suggests that the Rip Offs Got a Record played a role in shaping the minds of these leaders of tomorrow. This album includes songs about killing girls’ boyfriends, killing with their girlfriends, and killing with no overt boyfriend/girlfriend component, but, so far, all this record has impelled me to kill is the volume. BEST SONG: “They Call Me Death.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Bash His Brains.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Cover art by Rick Melton, for those who can’t get enough rumps and knives! 

 –norb (P. Trash)