SUBTRACTIONS: It’s Exposed: 7” EP

Just when you thought the carcass of punk’s past had been picked bare, HoZac comes along, again, with yet another find. Contained herein are four tracks from an aborted vinyl effort by none other than Fresno’s alleged first punk band (“alleged” just in case, ‘cause there always seems to be a band that pops up outta nowhere when one makes proclamations about a “first” anything), active between fall 1979 and fall 1980. Tunes are mid-tempo proto-hardcore crunchers with buzzing guitars and teenage attitude to spare, not unlike their contemporaries residing further down the West Coast. Good stuff, as per usual from this label. –Jimmy Alvarado (HoZac, hozacrecords.com)