RAN: John Says: 7”

There was a time early on with Down By Law where I’d given a lot of faith to them. It’s too bad that they became a band who went on to shit the bed over and over again—musically and as people—so much so, I find it hard to listen to songs that I once swore an allegiance to. Ran resurrect some of those early feelings I had for DBL: earnest singing, urgent playing, a watershed of familiar sounds somehow re-energized with interesting cuts and twists of their own. Think of early Dag Nasty and Double Image-era Marginal Man. Right about there. Not quite as good, but not bad at all.

 –todd (Snuffy Smile)