This here record is a reissue of Mike Rep and Tommy Jay (Mike Rep And The Quotas/Ego Summit) 7” from 1980, and first in Hozac’s Ohio Underground Series, which makes me hope for the early Vertical Slit 7”s. Anyhow, the songs are pretty cool U.S. DIY, but that shouldn’t be too surprising given its birthplace is a hotbed for weird and wonderful. “Accept It” sounds like it was informed by the Stooges and a hearty portion of art rock. The first on the flip follows a similar trajectory, but gets a bit more artful, and then the record closes out with a real weird one about being locked in a meat freezer. Another fine record from Columbus, Ohio.
–Vincent (Hozac, hozacrecords.com)