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Get Get Go / Archeopteryx
Get Get Go / Archeopteryx
Pandacide Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Ugh. Why does hardcore punk sound so played out? I don't even want to think about all the times I sat through these indistinct, bland bands as they thrashed and screamed away on stage. I think of the hundreds I've probably seen or heard over the years there are about half a dozen I like.

By the looks of it this is a split release but I wouldn't know there were two bands on here if it didn't say so on the CD... I don't hear many differences between the two bands. Archeopteryx seems to occupy the second half of the CD and they seem to be a bit less mindlessly abrasive.

Get Get Go's singer is incoherent; there's no discernable words, it's just throat-rending screams over and over. It sounds like someone slowly driving a truck full of broken stereo equipment back and forth over a dying cat. Judging by the terms used in the press release (the phrase "gorilla-raping fog" appears in reference to Archeopteryx) bands like these might consider that a compliment.

Some people probably love this; I hate it. Recommended for hardcore hardcore people with limited music vocabulary only.

Reviewed by Erick Bieritz
Erick Bieritz lives in Chicago, where is usually either very hot or very cold. He was the brainchild behind EPMD, where he wrote about EPs and singles for LAS, looking for overlooked or underappreciated non-album releases.

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