Never having any problem capturing the no-holds-barred fury of their wild live gigs in the recording studio, G.B.H.'s studio albums are already quite live-sounding affairs. So unlike most rock bands that release live albums in hopes of livening up their sound further, G.B.H. have pretty much already "been there, done that." But as evidenced by its 1996 release, Celebrity Live Style, the band has no problem replicating its trademark wall of noise on-stage -- the intensity remains the same. Recorded in November of 1988, the band thrashes out such punk classics as "Sick Boy" and "City Baby Attacked by Rats," as well as such latter-day tracks as "Transylvanian Perfume." As evidenced by Celebrity Live Style, G.B.H. were undoubtedly one of the great live punk acts to emerge in the '80s.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato