REACTORS: “It’s Not Important” b/w “Cold Eyes”: 7”

One of many bands to adopt “Reactors” as their moniker, this band hailed from early ‘80s Austin, Texas. They never reached the level of popularity of fellow citizens Big Boys, the Dicks, or even The Huns, and only managed this sole single as their recorded legacy. Both tracks are potent bits of dingy punk rock, but it’s the flip, “Cold Eyes,” that seems to get the Killed By Death clones all hot ‘n’ bothered, and with good reason. A nice reissue here, with a replication of the original cover, plus photos and an interview with one of the members gracing the inside of the sleeve.

 –jimmy (Rerun)