If you haven’t guessed by now, we here at CPRA are mostly old-schoolers; and while I can’t positively say I speak for all us old-schoolers, I think I can at least speak for MOST of us in this line of thought:

One of the great things about punk; more-so than most other genres; is that the raw elements of punk’s original New York scene never fade away.  While it changes and adapts over time, the core familiar elements never go away. It’s the same loving, warm, comfortable feeling you get from visiting your Grandma’s house, and remembering the days of your youth, playing with your cousins on Thanksgiving.

So, when this album started of with a classic clip of George HW Bush’s “New World Order” speech, which was used in COUNTLESS songs in the 90’s, my interest was instantly piqued! When the album continued from that clip into music that sounds like the Ramones, Misfits, and New York Dolls had some kind of 3 way offspring, I sat up and got excited!

… until the album ended three songs after that one, and I was sad… but then the album looped in my media player (Music Bee, if you’re interested… it’s AWESOME and it’s FREE!!! … but I digress…), and I was happy again!

I’m not sure how many times I’ve listened to it all the way through, now; I just wish there was more of it, as with most EPs.

If you like the old-school New York sound like any TRUE punk should, then this is definitely an album that will make you feel right at home; just like Grandma’s House!

Find it here: https://poisonpolitix1.bandcamp.com/album/national-murder-ep

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2018