EXTERMINATORS, THE: Product of America: LP

Sometimes, records like this can backfire and sometimes they can start fire. Product of America is definitely the latter. The last time I heard a band pull something like this off, was when I heard OFF!. The Exterminators were a punk band from Arizona in 1977, who never released a single record until now. The current line up features members of The Germs, Meat Puppets, and Feederz. Most of the tracks are two-minute blasts of classic punk rock angst, with song titles like, “I Hate You,” “I Don’t Give a Fuck,” and “Death Blow.” I think you get the idea. There’s a song called “Destruction Unit” on here where the band of the same name got their name. In my opinion it’s the standout track. It’s slower, with a hopeless feeling. I can’t help but be curious to hear what these songs would have sounded like recorded in 1977, but with that being said, I don’t know if they would be as furious and tight as they are here. A great record for any fan of punk rock. –Ryan Nichols (Slope, [email protected])