I have always questioned the hype surrounding some of those obscure Punk records people shell out hundreds of dollars for. Granted, some of those discs are God and almost worth it, but I’m not so sure about some of those records. But to each his own and it’s not my money being pissed away, now is it? I’ll use this record as a case in point, as I can pretty much bet you won’t be seeing it on any want lists any time soon and it will most likely never be worth much more than the five dollars I paid for it. Actually, I have to admit that this thing found it’s way to the bottom of my shit heap shortly after I found it, but years later its brilliance became more apparent and, for all intents and purposes, it captures the whole Punk Rock thing quite nicely—actually much better than most bands in my opinion.
For one thing, these guys can’t play for shit—I especially like the fact that the bass player only seems to know one lick and manages to play it in just about every song. Secondly, they were too cheap to pay for studio time so they recorded the thing live, complete with retardo comments between songs that I find hilarious, but not as hilarious as their song lyrics, which become a little more clear with repeated listens. And, lastly, I think the entire record captures the whole small city / town punk thing quite well, and that is supposedly what all that KBD shit is about in the first place. This band hailed from the cultural Mecca of Wichita, Kansas and my guess is they must have been the toast of the town back in 1985. A pox on those who can’t appreciate this record—you truly have your heads jammed up your rectums. Trust me, this thing gets a little better every time you play it!
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