HARRY ANSLINGERS, THE: Zwei Minus: CS

This tape is filled with wild, lo-fi, up-tempo garage rock that blazes through eight songs in fifteen minutes. The songs here are often spastic and ugly, while other times it’s more straightforward with catchy hooks aplenty. Harry J. Anslinger, the horrible U.S. politician from which the band presumably took their name, was a well-known racist shitbag who was most notorious for his anti-marijuana crusades and targeted racist attacks on early jazz musicians and their drug use, but there doesn’t appear to be any type of political agenda here. Listening to this is best paired with smoking a joint followed by a Billie Holiday record on the turntable. –Mark Twistworthy (Phantom, phantom.tk)