It sorts figures that this is the only Riverdales record I own-- y'know, the one with the hockey song on it. I think I like punk rock only slightly more than I like hockey, but hockey's still better than bands that sound like a carbon copy of the Ramones, except if the band is Head, or Boris The Sprinkler covering "End Of The Century", and then it's a tie.
"Blood On The Ice" was also the name of a hockey newsletter that Ben Weasel used to write about the Chicago Wolves back when they were still in the lowly IHL. I don't have my copy anymore-- just a partial scan of the front cover-- but it wasn't that bad, really. Not as good as the hockey stories that Jason Schreurs used to write for his zine, but still better than the huge Riverdales interview that ran in MRR when they were only just getting started, with Ben already explaining how Riverdales songs were gonna get played on the radio and insisting over and over, "you guys won't like us, we're not a punk band this time, we sound like '50s rock." Okay, looks like you got me with that one, smart guy.
"Blood On The Ice"
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