The Acro-Brats

Hair Trigger

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This Boston punk quartet is not some hardcore retread of S.S. Decontrol, Gang Green, D.Y.S., and Jerry's Kids. The eight-year vets' four-song 7" 45 is like the tight, hard-wound, quick-tempo-but-not-thrash, power punk of the Zero Boys (especially), Angry Samoans, and Toxic Reasons, and -- as the more midtempo breakdown bridge in "Well Enough Alone" demonstrates -- slower Bad Brains. "Simpleton" even starts like the Doors' 1968 number three "Touch Me," confirmation that these guys imbibe the history of great rock & roll, period. The big standout is the roaring, hard, heavy twin-guitar sound of Chris Brat and Daniel Brat. All four can flat out play, one of the biggest things missing in modern same-old-same-old punk. Hair Trigger will have you looking for their older albums Go Down Swinging and Kicking & Screaming.