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The Ergs! - Thrash Compactor [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

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The Ergs!: Thrash Compactor [7-inch]Thrash Compactor [7-inch] (2010)
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It seems like eons ago when the Ergs! announced they had written and recorded a batch of songs sidestepping their smart-alec pop-punk in favor of go-for-the-throat '80s hardcore. Those tracks make up Thrash Compactor; four of 'em were recorded way back in summer 2003, and an additional song in winte.
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It seems like eons ago when the Ergs! announced they had written and recorded a batch of songs sidestepping their smart-alec pop-punk in favor of go-for-the-throat '80s hardcore. Those tracks make up Thrash Compactor; four of 'em were recorded way back in summer 2003, and an additional song in winter 2007. It took until March 2010 to get these songs properly released, but here they are.

These songs are as advertised: barking, to-the-point, early '80s hardcore averaging about 39 seconds apiece, best nestled between your Preschool compilation and Untouchables records. Buzzsaw guitars and viciously shouted, mostly incomprehensible vocals–it's all here.

Opener "Johnny Reznick Needs His Ass Kicked" bears a simple threat, and while some might call the Ergs! simply protective of their beloved Replacements, the band manage to cleverly dismiss the Goo Goo Dolls' entire career in five quick lines. The newest of these songs, a redux of older song "Throttle Boy", digs a hook deepest, but the judicious speed all the tracks are conducted with make for enough of a compelling–albeit incredibly brief–bullet point in the Ergs!'s exhausting discography.

 

 
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GlassPipeMurder (January 18, 2011)

thrash compactor is also a hilariously awful teen hardcore band here in the twin cities

to be fair, they're not teens (members of pandamonium, in defence, and totally harsh) and they're especially fun live. saw them last winter at January Fest and it was great. they're also probably where Mikey Erg got the name for this record seeing as he played in In Defence...

adriel_saint (January 18, 2011)

Easily one of my favourite 7 inches in my collect. Fast, fun songs about stop shit. Hilarious and awesome. Single sided and listen to it numerous times in a row. I love the more pop-punk releases from the ergs too, but this one is my favourite. Love it!

bud_boomer (January 18, 2011)

the pre-"a boy named goo" goo goo dolls records are solid.

nocigar (January 18, 2011)

never could get into enjoying this band

Torgo (January 18, 2011)

was about to review this... would have been pretty much the same thing

miguel (January 18, 2011)

thrash compactor is also a hilariously awful teen hardcore band here in the twin cities

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