MIKE & DAVE COUNTRY / NO RED FLAGS: Split: 7”

There are some songs that can be stripped of all electricity and laid bare with just a voice and acoustic guitar to reveal something unexpectedly gorgeous. “John Wayne Was a Nazi” is not one of those songs. Mike & Dave Country is Dave Dictor and Mike Smith from MDC totally failing at turning hardcore classics into acoustic jams. I love these guys, but not every experiment works. Worth a shot though, right? The flipside is a couple of fast, fully electric tunes from No Red Flags. Let’s just say those songs don’t redeem this record and leave it at that. –MP Johnson (1332)