Fuses the chaotic power of early hardcore punk with Northwestern rock ‘n’ roll and a sense of melody that seems to be rooted in the sounds of X, The Clash or even Wire. This record is full of tragedy, humor and pissed-offedness.
Chased and Smashed were: Douggie Grime, Eric, Erin Yanke, Reverend Josh Baker.
12″ Vinyl. 2004. Onion Flavored Records
1. A River Runs Through It
2. (You Get On My) Last Fuckin’ Nerve
3. Expired Tags
4. Things With Wings
5. (I Used To Be A) Drunken Ho
6. Stir Crazy
8. 30 Seconds Over Hillsboro
“I’m a moron. I didn’t even know that Erin Yanke was the drummer for this group. This is probably the punkest thing that Paul has put out, and it’s pretty mental. Eight fast and furious garage blasts that remind me a bit of Gaunt and Teengenerate. Belted vocals sound like they’re spitting out lines between trips to the vomitorium. It’s real rough, but the songs have a tight structure and rhythm that make the songs, I dunno, they’re sort of pop songs in a gargling-with-whisky sort of way. The first track is my favorite. I love those “f**k my hometown”? anthems ever since the first time I heard “At The Edge”? by SLF and “A River Runs Through It” is in that same tradition. “So what if a river runs though it? You can hang yourself from the highest bridge. Go ‘head and do it!”? Yeah!” — The late and much missed Lance Hahn in the Honey Bear Newsletter