BASHFORD: Greener Grasses: LP

Mar 15, 2022

Although the album cover might yield the impression that this is the work of some twee college band from Lawrence, Kan. circa 1983, it actually sounds more like the hard-edged metal bong rip sludge-punk on Amphetamine Reptile circa 1990. You know, buzzy and heavy, but with a little more wind under its wings than the plod over at Sub Pop. You could maybe even toss a little Poison Idea into that mix if you wanted to, but maybe I’m just getting that vibe from the photo of the guy’s tummy on the back cover. That era didn’t really produce a stockpile of thrills for me, but it certainly had its adherents. If you are such an adherent, I bid you adhere. BEST SONG: “Unrefined.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Medication,” Damian Marley liked that one, too. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Comic Sans in da hizzy! –Rev. Nørb (Punk Rock In Exile, punkrockinexile.com)

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