UTAH JAZZ: It’s the Real Thing: Cassette

This is a seriously rocking demo from a punk trio with a name that is either so stupid it’s clever or so clever it’s punk. The cover is Xeroxed with little information except that they are from upstate New York. Needless to say, I had trouble Asking Jeeves about them. (In case you are into sports even less than I am, there is a basketball team called the Utah Jazz. Utah is not known for jazz; the team moved from New Orleans.) Aside from, or perhaps because of, the potentially Dadaist statement made with the name, the tape rocks full-on all the way through. Male/female vocal trade off and three-chord madness. Carbonas meet Mika Miko. Rocks!

 –Billups Allen (Self-released, no address)