LARS FREDERIKSEN AND THE BASTARDS: Live and Loud!!: LP

A 2001 live set—which means songs from the first solo album of the Rancid front man—rife with stage banter, machismo, and sound quality that improves as the record progresses. I’ll try to avoid editorializing too much about how on his second solo record, Lars would write and record “Mainlining Murder”—a song about beating and murdering a woman and rolling her body parts up in a shower curtain—and will instead note that this live LP contains perhaps the worst shit-talking hot take about the anti-war movement of the Vietnam era I’ve ever heard, which is saying something. I mean, hell, you already know if you want this or not. –Keith Rosson (Pirates Press)