CHEMICALS: D.A.G.R.I.P.: LP

Start with a Tim Kerr painting cover. Follow up with credits peppered with heavy familiarity (Steve Turner, Tim Kerr again, Buzz or Howl Studio). If you’re Chemicals, you’ve set yourself up with a lot to live up to. Luckily, you’ve gathered an Oregonian “supergroup” of vetted local members to deliver a disaster/masterpiece of garage-born trash rock. From flick of a switchblade quick tracks to rockin’ Kerr-blown harmonica stompers, Chemicals provide a perfect sonic pallet of spilt beer, dirty dance floor rock’n’roll. Highly recommended. –Matt Seward (Jonny Cat)