Friday, 9 May 2014

Gas Rag ‎– Beats Off - 12" MLP

I'm a bit late with this one, but better late than never - just a great 12"

To my ears, this is the best US band right now, totally raging hardcore punk the way it is supposed to be played. Like PYK era Poison Idea meets Shitlickers and UBR. This is a Mini LP, so not a ton of material, but it's all killer, no filler. - Felix Havoc

The anarcho-prostitutes of Chicago's GAS RAG return with the "BEATS OFF" MLP, featuring 11 more tracks of the hardcore punk that you dingles have come to know them for. Following up the "HUMAN RIGHTS" EP that that lit up all the interwebs and print media rags with a plethora of praise and hate from all kinds of bloggers, "music journalists," and other assorted dimwits; the gang is back with their first 12" that continues to pay homage to their Midwestern homeland whilst sending warm regards to the distant land of Scandinavia, all the while churning out a special brand of aggressive rock. This is a platter full of frantic yet tasteful riffs, a savage vocal delivery, and professionally executed pre-teen drumming - producing an end result that will inevitably aid in the listener's self destructive course of choice. Try not to freak the fuck out.
A1 Drugs And Violence
A2 Annihilation
A3 The Clock
A4 Criminal Gas
A5 Body Bags
B1 Beat Off
B2 Endless Vietnam
B3 Against The Law
B4 Life In A Bomb Shelter
B5 Mass Grave