Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Ataris - Let it Burn

Originally a split between Useless ID and the Ataris, Let it Burn was a refreshing EP of fast-paced gems, many of which were subsequently used on End is Forever. Released on the oft-forgotten Kung Fu Records, the Ataris brought their Israeli counterparts into the mix after hearing their demo. In fact, the tour that they launched, and that the Vandals headlined, was my first concert ever. The band was known for playing the first track ("The Radio Still Sucks") twice, a hallmark at their shows which I'm sure has been stopped in favor of more mainstream pieces. Although short, the album does pack a ton of energy, split into manageable short chunks of punk. Download it, and head back to the days where the snare dominated the scene, and Kris Roe's angst-ridden lyrics exploded through the speakers. As a side note, this is only the Ataris' part of the album. Standout Tracks: "The Radio Still Sucks," and "Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits"

The Radio Still Sucks


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aww, what about the Useless ID side? That band is awesome.