GROSS POLLUTER: “Cynical Scumbaggery” b/w “Piss Popular”: 7”

Sep 17, 2018

Goddamn, I miss Smogtown. I have been obsessed with that band from the first moment I heard them back in 2000 or so. Beach punk done right. As the years have passed, the mighty Smog has declined. They kind of imploded, and from the ashes like a phoenix came Gross Polluter. Same band, different singer. It was great, but a different beast than Smogtown. Two 7” singles came out showing that they were a force to be reckoned with. The next thing you know, Guitardo was in the wind and the singer was done… Was it the end? Hell no! Chavez (Smogtown singer) came back to the fold and laid some prime pontification upon these two tracks. Technically speaking, this could almost be called a Smogtown record, but fuck that. This is Gross Polluter’s newest incarnation and it shreds. This Smog City Waver heartily approves! –Ty Stranglehold (Rat Town)