SLUGGING PERCENTAGE: Ghost Runner: Cassette

A change of pace for everyone’s favorite baseball-themed powerviolence duo. After two full-length cassette releases, this tape features just one song centered around the story of a boy who got a line-drive right in the eye and now haunts a field where he and other kids once played ball. The lyrics also exhibit disdain from those who remember the glory days of empty fields and lots that have since been converted into shopping centers. I’m smitten with the way the tempos vary from sludgy to a thunderous mid-pace and how the two vocalists belt out their vocals quickly, bringing to mind the early Spazz recordings (see the splits with Romantic Gorilla and C.F.D.L.) Great stuff yet again!

 –Juan Espinosa (Shout Out Loud, no address)