SPAZZ: Crush Kill Destroy: CD

Looks like Tankcrimes saw fit to reissue the final LP from this legendary Bay Area outfit. I have not spent a lot of time with the record in the past so I cannot speak to sound quality or whether this has been remastered. Spazz were never a band that was big for me on recordings but they put on one of the very best live shows I have ever seen. Summer of 1997, on the ill-fated tour that was supposed to have been with Charles Bronson, I saw the band absolutely destroy in Reno, Nev. This ripping stuff is made for the live setting, though they are absolutely original and have been incredibly influential in the past two decades. It is highly unlikely that anyone reading this mag is unfamiliar with the band, but in case you never got the last record, here it is. –Mike Frame (Tankcrimes, tankscrimes.com)