SA90: “Overkill” b/w “Nothing But Scum”/”Last Word”: 7”

Whoa, didn’t expect what this turned into. The A-side starts out as a Crass-like shuffle with vocalist Celina almost chanting rapid-fire phrases, until the chorus kicks in and she starts straight-up howling. It’s cool. This is old school pissed-off Bay Area punk rock—I’m not sure about this band’s history, but they sound like one of those sturdy local mainstays that have been holding it down for a decade or two. “Every time you talk to me you talk to yourself, prick/ If I had a dildo I’d tell you to suck my dick” is a standout line. –Indiana Laub (Screwball Productions, )