UK SUBS / NATIONAL RAZOR F.D.I.C.: Gruesome Twosome, Vol. 1: CD

Jul 25, 2002

O.K. You all know who the UK Subs are. Harper and Garrat are both present for this current lineup. These Brits have a classic pedigree, but I’ve got to say that I’m not a fan of their current output. A couple of these songs aren’t bad, but there are poppy elements that annoy me. Also, I could do without the reggae. The Clash and the Bad Brains could pull it off in their respective heydays, but those were different bands and different times. Here it just sounds silly. I’ve never heard National Razor before, but to me it sounds like pretty typical street punk of the poppy variety. They remind me of a less interesting, less sophisticated Swingin’ Utters. Sorry guys, not memorable for me.

 –Dan Yemin (Morphius )