COMBAT and RULER: The Loco-Motion: 7”

Fans of Japanese garage punk already worship both Combat and Ruler, so this combination is going to cause a critical spike of excitement. It’s not a split, but rather a two-song collaborative effort, with the two acts joining forces on both tracks. Fink of Teengenerate and Firestarter fame teams up with Combat for a female-fronted “Locomotion” cover on Side A. The flipside is a new original called “Action” that is mind-numbingly feisty. Only a small number of these records are available in the U.S. and Europe, with the bulk of them going to Japan. Find it while you can or pinch yourself. This record will be presumed imaginary in the very near future. –Art Ettinger (Secret Mission, secretmissionrecords.com)