2 out of 5
Produced by: Matt Walden (recorded by)
Label: digital (Matt Summers’ digital archive)
It’s unfair to rate this, really, as it’s a demo, and it was recorded live to a cassette. All that stuff shows. This is a garage act, guys reshuffled between other bands, and it’s loose and shambling as hell, and pretty generically punky. The sound quality fades in and out; the vocals are of the off-key talk-sing of yer usual 80s punk act, and the tunes are typical three chord fare.
‘The Vegetable People’ tosses a weird tone in there that suggests the group may have found their way to a more distinctive sound, and the ‘second takes’ of the first two tracks are significantly better – more focused, more drive, sharper performances. But, still, this is very much an archival type recording; presented by Matt Summers for posterity, but not something I imagine is likely to be listened to unless you were there for the demo the first time around.