Hatchet Job

Hatchet Job

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This EP was released ten years too late. Hatchet Job perfectly captures the nostalgia of early-'80s California punk rock as their debut 7" reflects the early days of DI and the Vandals. Accompanied by their lyrical oddities of vampires ("Chosen One"), being yourself (on the aptly titled "Be Yourself"), and the partial Star Trek tribute about nymphomaniacs ("Romulan"). Unfortunately, the problems of limited printing and poor distribution will only lead this record on a volume of Killed By Death in the next ten years or so. File under: Lost gem.