Thursday, October 7, 2010
Review #163: SS Kids - Humans Punks (EP) (1985)
HUMANS PUNKS (EP)
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Length: 7 Minutes
My Rating: 5/8
SS Kids were a french hardcore punk group in the 1980s from Dunkerque. The band later released a single as "Human Being", but this is their first record and there's not much info on the band, but it's pretty good...
1. Chemical War
Starts out with the sounds of the band members coughing... probably from all o' those KEMIKALZ! It's mildly speedy and it has a cool beat. Catchy but typical shout-along chorus.
Faster than the first song. Group-shouted vocals. Kind of a cool growl sort of thing they do at the end of a sung line. I think one of the members of the band may be female. They're actually singing "DISORDER" in the chorus in a French accent so they don't really pronounce it right. That's the end of Side A.
3. Why Not
This one has a cool, energetic-sounding guitar riff. The beat is pretty similar to the first song. "WHY NOOOOOOOAWAWAWAWUUUGH". Pretty cool vocals, here.
4. Get Out
Really cool riff and a fast but awesome beat. The bassline sounds just like one I tried using for a song I wrote that I eventually scrapped because the recording of it sounded awful. But if this doesn't get you dancing or at least bobbing your head, then I dunno what will...
So, that's the end. I dunno if the members of the band went onto anything great other than the one other 7" they did and the name change, but who knows? I give this record a 5/8 (sorry, rating-haters) because it's entertaining to listen to but they're just another standard hardcore band and they don't really offer anything new at all that I couldn't get from another band. At least they sound like they were having fun doing it, though... sometimes the fun transfers over to the listener; that's what I find. But it's decent and if you have the time, give it a listen. Do it for Chuck. NOW. NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
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