ZERO BOYS: Pro Dirt: 7”EP

Sep 19, 2013

Disclaimer: The Zero Boys’ debut Vicious Circle LP is one of the top twenty punk records ever made. That’s not an opinion. That’s a punk fact. Their second LP, Make It Stop, is a steeeeeaming pile. (I finally found the CD at my local 99 Cents Only store along with Hulk Hogan tapes in the early 2000s. The Hogan tape was superior.) You won’t believe it’s the Zero Boys. Pro Dirt sounds like the Zero Boys covering All’s Pummel. Lighter, mid-tempo-y, poppy, lots of bass noodle. Not what I was expecting—and if you’re expecting “Forced Entry” or “Amphetamine Addiction”—whoah, those expectations will be shattered—but this 7” has its own charms and kudos for Stevo of 1-2-3-4 Go! to be able to put out music by the band who inspired the name of his label. That’s gotta feel rad.

 –todd (1-2-3-4 Go!, zeroboys.com, 1234gorecords.com)

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