NORMALS, THE: Demented Breakdown: 7” EP

May 23, 2018

Just when you think the spigot just has to have run dry by now, Almost Ready (a label named after one of the band’s signature tunes) pulls three more Normals tracks out of the ether—or, in this case, from a 1978 demo. The title track is a dark, slinky bit o’ punkin’, while the other two tracks go the less nuanced, more direct stomp-’em-dead approach. A nice addition to this legendary New Orleans punk band’s legacy, and good listening for discerning musical gourmands to be found here. –Jimmy Alvarado (Almost Ready)