FUCK YOU PAY ME: Dumbed Down: LP

Inimitable Cleveland hardcore legend Tony Erba’s current band is every bit as vital as anything else he’s been involved with. I’ve seen them live, and they fucking rip! Happily, they capture that amazingness on this recording. Erba’s high-pitched vocals are lovable, and the songs mix serious political and social commentary with solid humor. I am especially obsessed with the song title “Dark Side of the Spoon.” This LP is an absolute must, from the raging originals to the ultra-fun cover of the GG Allin classic “You Hate Me and I Hate You.” –Art Ettinger (Tankcrimes)