STRUNG UP: Warfucked: 7″

The twenty-year reset button’s been pushed. In too many ways, 2004 and 1984 had bad things in common: threat of nuclear holocaust, “worst President ever, re-elected,” and picking fights with other countries for oil while putting bullets into innocent people. But on the up side, the thrash-a-holic golden age (that pube hair of time before crossover) of early DRI and Corrosion of Conformity and Plastic Surgery Disasters-era Dead Kennedys, where “shredding” could be applied to music and skating in equal measure, is being resurrected. In 2005, think Street Trash, Career Suicide, Caustic Christ, and Kangaroo Records. Strung Out stands true in that good company. My favorite track is their answer to the Beastie Boys’ “Fight for Your Right (to Party):” a fantasy of sessioning your parents house when they’re away on vacation that includes wallriding their big screen TV.

 –todd (Tankcrimes)