FLINGUE, LA: Piss-Tape Zéro-Quatre: 12” EP

I kind of like the idea of this mob’s stiff, haranguing Euro punk being a perennial emission—kind of like reading Superman comics; you can check out for years and check back in and not have to worry too much about having lost your place. In terms of a more local yardstick, this is probably more or less like what the Briefs would sound like if the Briefs sang in English. Well, that and German. Throw in the occasional Shane-White-esque lead and I stick a sock in my long-standing complaint about how French bands ought to let ‘er rip en Français more often. I miss the 999 cover on the other record but the song about the hamster sounds about right. Faire l’andouille! BEST SONG: “Tanz auf dem Müll.” BEST SONG TITLE: “A-N-G-S-T.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: What appears to be a record jacket is just a square piece of cardboard printed on both sides. It’s always something. –Rev. Nørb (Wanda, wandarecords.de)