Metallic I.O.U.

The Hangmen

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Metallic I.O.U. Review

by Jack Rabid

Metallic I.O.U. is what the Hangmen should have made in 1989 -- if you don't mind a big slab of '70s radio metal in your classic rock & roll, like "Loners, Junkies & Liquor Stores," "Broke, Drunk, and Stoned," and a thick cover of the Lords of the New Church's "Russian Roulette" roar. It's all Chuck Berry leads, proto-blues bottom end, and a production with Jimmy Sloan that's balls to the wall. This is such power-chorded kick-ass rock & roll, you can't help salute it, no matter its copious excesses.

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