Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Damn, this tape was a pleasant surprise in the mail. This band captures the intensity and vocal styling characteristic of first wave hardcore punk; think Corrosion, the Stains, Bl'ast, Youth Korps kinda feel. I know that's a weird blend but trust me there is a common link...you know, those gruff vocals over chaotic riffage. To put the icing on the cake it's Kevin and Mark's first release: Doug's Tapes #1. Dope tape.
Initially I received the above pictured tape in the mail and had no idea what was going on. Mark informed me of what it was and just recently I got a new rendition of the cassette layout. This little cassette is a single Mark recorded called Marky does Marty. He recorded a Lumpy and the Dumpers song and a Cal and the Calories song somewhat Coneheads style. Very dope in fact. Peep it.
The final installment in the Gas Rag legacy, very unfortunately. This EP ends Gas Rag's existence the same way it came in, raging as all fucking hell. The opening track absolutely annihilates and sets the tone for the whole record. Genius. Released in America on Martin's label Lengua Armada Discos and shit looks ballin'.