VARIOUS ARTISTS: Tuna Forsushi Presents Live Your Gimmick Deuce: CD

Sean Koepenick called this record a “mixed bag” in RZC #109, and I agree wholeheartedly. I found Never Say Die to be dull and ponderous, and both the Runz and Long Lost Enemies to be derivative, mid-grade punk. The standout on this is St. Louis’s Supermen; they play tight, speedy punk rock, but I’m tired of bands who channel the spirits of GG Allin or the Mentors in their lyrical content. Maybe that’s the PC liberal bastard or the dad in me coming out, but so be it. – The Lord Kveldulfr (Tuna Forsushi)