Written by Karl Bakla.
It is very rare that I listen to the sub genre known as Crust & not because I think the music sucks. I generally avoid Crust bands because the fans of that style of music smell like fermented shit. My fear being, I find a band I like, they play Las Vegas, & now I am stuck in a small hot venue that smells worse than the Waste Water Treatment facility on Vegas Valley Dr. Recently, I have noticed a new trend where kids into Crust wear clean denim jackets with patches by such bands as Fleas And Lice, Dirt, Filth, Nausea, & Assrash! These bands hint at smelling like shit while the listener remains scentless… I can get behind that. For years I have heard of Anti-Cimex, but I never felt (scent wise) safe checking them out till now & I am sure glad I did because this record fucking rules!
This record sounds a lot like Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing by Discharge, but I think I like this mini LP more so than that legendary album. What we have here are 6 songs, 5 of them being the best examples of D-Beat, & an odd track that is a bit more Rockin', which helps keep everything interesting. Some of the lyrics are pretty dumb but what do you expect from a Swedish band singin' in English? "Make my day cunt! … Go Ahead, Go Ahead You Cunt, You Cunt!" Whoever wrote those lyrics was obviously our generation's Shakespeare.
An original copy of this record sells for well over a hundred bucks, so thank the fucks at Nada Nada Discos & Spicoli Discos for reissuing this and selling it at a reasonable price. With all the money left over you can buy some Lee Press-On Filth at Hot Topic & impress everybody at the next Doom reunion. If you like Punk and have a butt flap you already love this band, if you are into Metal & dig shit like Hellhammer & Venom this is well worth checking out…
Written by GE 138.
The Posh Boy Story (More Or Less) is the continued flogging of the Posh Boy Records dead horse by the Legendary Robbie Fields, a man who's foresight and vision can never be questioned, at least based on his eye and ear for working with some of the most seminal names in the annals of Punk Rock history ever. This compilation is simply a rehashing of the same titled CD release he put out some 21 years ago, with a few new songs featured, including some from current Posh Boy roster, as well as different versions of classic songs finally seeing the light of day for the first time ever. I mean, who can argue with the proven track record of Posh Boy? Look at the bands he's worked with, as represented on here: Simpletones, Adolescents, Red Kross, Stepmothers, The Nuns, Shattered Faith, Los Microwaves, Agent Orange, T.S.O.L., Rik L. Rik, Circle Jerks, Pariah, Youth Gone Mad, CH3 - each one a Legend in their own way, and Posh Boy was the first to see the greatness in each band, and sometimes before the band themselves knew they were great! LOL This is a fantastic collection of tunes, with the bulk of the material compiled from the tracks used on the various Rodney On The ROQ compilations, with a few glaring omissions (The Klan, U.X.A., The Crowd) which I assume were because of licensing deals, oh well. To make things interesting they've included a catchy new track from Zapps, a reworking of (Are You Ready For The) Sex Girls song by original Gleaming Spires vocalist Leslie Bohem, as well as a solo track from Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde covering a Gleaming Spires song. Yeah, pretty interesting stuff here. If you don't already have these seminal tracks in your digital collection, this release is a great way to make amends for that hugely grievous error on your part. And if you're interested in what Posh Boy is up to these days, this release will help you out in that department as well. Check it out and class up your audio collection pronto.
This Posh Boy Records digital only release is available on iTunes (click here), Amazon (click here), and various other places digital music is found on the Internet nowadays.