Positive Ideas For Negative Outcomes/Namorita

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Two of Michigan's leading youth terrorist squads join forces for this split 7" which captures both in take-no-prisoners form. Mazinga's three tunes capture their hard-rockin' Misfits-meet-MC5 sound in potent form, especially the sci-fi-tinged "Omega Race," and the homage to some kinda wonder woman, "Namorita"; as always, Chris "Box" Taylor and Denzil Gray lay out a king-sized wall of guitar sound, and vocalist Marc McFinn does Glenn Danzig nearly as well as Glenn himself has since 1988 (and in far less embarrassing surroundings). On the flip, punker-than-punk-is-punk titans of blathering hardcore Cobra Youth unleash no fewer than 16 songs in less time than it takes to get a combo meal at White Castle (meaning about 12 minutes); the Extraordinary Gentleman, Dr. Smoothie, and Baron Krapptauer actually manage to let loose this light-speed assault without tripping over their own feet, and vocalist Ryan Hemmoroid's vocals are so expressive you might not care that you'll never figure out 90% of what he's saying (besides, don't song titles like "Fonzie Was a Dreadnok," "Mego Failure," and "Goddamn Gamma Rays" kinda say it all?). If the kids are united, they'll all end up sounding like one of these bands, and in what world would that be a bad thing?

Track Listing - Disc 1

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