WESTERN ADDICTION: Remember to Dismember: 7”

I miss Dick Army, the tragically overlooked NYC trashy pop/ hardcore unit that could spin a melody into a tight tornado while spilling out some truly insightful lyrics. (Get Unsafe at Any Speed if you see it in a bin.) Although not quite as fast as Dick Army, Western Addiction’s singer yells and shouts, but in a melodic way that’s basically used as another rhythmic instrument (which I like). Fortunately, they also have the same knacks which keep Dick Army on a constant rotational cycle through my CD player: rough melodies, nice lyrical twists (“without rhyme or treason,” “stark raving glad”), and instruments that all play towards a bigger whole. Nice. My only question? Is “apparating” a real word? 

 –todd (Fat)