At a few years into both bands' history, this offers an interesting look at a similar point in the course of two punk rock bands sharing the same territory and the same label. Overall, the Hudson Falcons have a better rock & roll sound, but the GC5 write better songs, even though the material isn't as strong as Never Bet the Devil Your Head, the full-length that the GC5 released about the same time. This is street punk, so lotsa leftist politics, but the heavy one-note political bent does make the recordings not as compelling as each band's other records, but there are certainly keepable tracks here. Fast and shouty on the whole, and good for a beer with one's mates.
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