"The Crass And The Switchblade"
These remnants of Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - who recently recorded a full album with Jad Fair - have buried their former band, and Phono-Comb (which adds a few garage elements to SMOASP's instro-surf sound) is the result. The a-side is a moody piece, something like the Plugz' desolate wanderings on the Repo Man soundtrack. The Ramones cover on the flip, however, just points out once again what a great surf combo "da bruddahs" could have been. [Quarterstick, POB 25342, Chicago IL 60625]
- Jud Cost