Friday, October 4, 2013
Hells yeah, another band I would have never heard of 'cept for the ultimate compilation of the early 90's - Ax/ction Records' Apocalyptic Convulsions. Boston's Facts About Rats easily claimed the trophy for catchiest tune on the record - a forlorn pop punk single "Still Want You." To be honest, the song seemed completely out of place on a compilation rife with blur, powerviolence and grindcore but it actually remains my guilty favorite to this day. Up until recently I could find absolutely no information on the band save for a few vague details - how pleased I was to finally discover their only other release - a 3-song 7" from 1992. And what a nice surprise, 3 songs in the "Still Want You" flavor - sweet punky odes to terrible relationships. The title "I Don't Wanna Get Involved With You" is the standout - a better-than-the-original cover of an old Queers song with some great Misfits-ish "wah-ah-oohhh" elements that really shine. The other tunes are solid B-sides - would love to have heard some more from these guys. Enjoy.