"...it takes four or five listens to sink your teeth into it, but once you do you'll never tire of either of these tracks. I should also mention that this record has the most perfect drum sound since Physical Graffiti, and that this record is one good reason to spare Bruce Pavitt's life." --R. Griffin, "Seven" mag
Henry over at Chunklet already covered the Urge Overkill thing pretty thoroughly, so I'll only add that I used to be a fairly big UOK fan at one time (I had two copies of their first EP, "Strange, I...", though only because the band made the mistake of sending it to me twice, and I thought their first LP was totally ace), and this single definitely stands as their high-water mark. UOK started out with a fairly standard Big Black-style rumble, but once they figured out how to throw a hard rock swagger over the top of things, their stuff got damn interesting for a while. At times, the two songs here sound more like one of those Doug Gillard-led Cleveland outfits (Gem, Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde, etc) than anything specifically from Chicago. Of course, later on they degenerated into a band that even Joan Jett could like, but that's not the point here. Getting your ears shit-kicked by everlasting rock, that's the friggin' point.
Urge Overkill -
"Now That's The Barclords"
"What's This Generation Coming To?"
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