HAMILTONES, THE: Live at the Jungle Gym: CS

Sep 22, 2022

I am forced to ask, “Why?” A live performance from eight years ago for a band that has just released their first LP. The answer is probably: they sound pretty fucking tight live. This is a good performance. It’s instrumental surf punk. You probably know exactly how this album sounds without ever hearing a note of it. It’s fuzzy, it’s jangly, it’s a snare drum hitting those sixteenth notes with ferocious intent. Not bad at all. Not sure why it’s here, but not bad! Interested me enough to make a note to check out their studio takes. –Gwen Static (Primitive Screwhead / Big Neck, bigneckrecords.com)