SCURVY DOGS: Relieve Yourself: 7” EP

Nov 10, 2008

The Scurvy Dogs play workmanlike hardcore punk that goes back to a time when geeks, misfits, socially awkward weirdos, drunks, and foreigners were on equal footing in the underground (the early ‘80s). They triangulate, roughly, between Vitamin X, Neos, and early DRI, and have reclaimed a nice corner of hardcore from the sports teams playing short hair metal masquerading as hardcore. They also cover a lot of ground in this EP, from French diplomacy, responsible drinking, and the social contract between hooker and pimp. Abrasive and cleansing, the Scurvy Dogs get the job done.

–todd (Kangaroo)

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