Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CHARGED GBH / City Baby Attacked By Rats (1982)

Fantastic début album from the Brummie punks.  It fused elements of metal and hardcore into the traditional Brit punk formula, producing an exciting hybrid that was musically angry but lyrically focussed.  Expect two and a half minute bursts full of raw, aggressive guitars, pounding thrash-style drums, and enthusiastic vocals.  It sounds primitive now, and it lacks diversity but it was instrumental in helping to launch the UK 82 scene.  A worthy addition to any Punk collection.
They later dropped the “Charged” part of their name and became simply G.B.H.

Songs of Note: Time Bomb; City Baby Attacked By Rats

4 bones spat out of 5

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