STARK RAVING MAD: Amerika: CD

Long has it been since I heard these guys—so long, in fact, that I’d completely forgotten what they sound like. You get two albums’ worth of stuff here for your buck, their self-titled debut and the Amerika LP, both of which feature fine thrashy hardcore and vocals that fall somewhere between Jello Biafra and Rodney Anonymous from the Dead Milkmen. Songs are nice ‘n’ short and have the requisite spazz quality, and the only major complaint is that the spaces between the tunes—we’re talking some ten to twelve seconds here—are way too goddamn long. Outside of that, it was good hearing these kids again. 

 –jimmy (Just For Fun)