PAGANS / HIP PRIESTS, THE: Split: 7”

Mar 20, 2018

The Pagans, one of the legendary Cleveland bands of the 1970s, were quietly one of the most influential punk acts of all time. Founding member Mike Hudson died tragically of sepsis in the week of Halloween in 2017, in the year that marked the fortieth anniversary of The Pagans. Their track here, “Bad Bet,” is an imperturbable attempt to recapture their definitively ’77 sound in the current millennium. The Hip Priests are one of countless groups that would never have existed but for The Pagans. Their track is a terrific tribute to the sound that made The Pagans famous, serving as a worthy tribute to a deceased legend. –Art Ettinger (Just 4 Fun, j4f.dk)

 

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