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Gorilla Biscuits

Gorilla Biscuits (1988)


Gorilla Biscuits are fucking awesome. I can listen to this CD on repeat for hours and not get bored with it. Thanks for reading my review.

I guess maybe I should say a little bit more, but I'm gonna keep it short. GB play fast, short hardcore punk. Chances are if you're the kind of kid that would like this, you've already got it, but I'll bet there are plenty of younger kids out there listening to bands like Paint It Black who have never heard this and would fucking love it. I'm writing this for your sake.

There's so much that could be said that it's hard for me to think of what absolutely needs to be said to get a kid to check this out. The lyrics are pretty much always great, encouraging positive shit. Sometimes they're even kind of funny, like in "Finish What You Started." Gang vocals shout out "Finish what you started! Be open hearted. Don't be retarded! Just finish what you started!" Oh fuck, and I gotta mention the vocals; in almost every song at one point or another, Civ's voice reaches its peak and cracks and squeaks. And when I say squeaks, I mean squeaks. It rules.

Gorilla Biscuits were some kids who played punk rock the best way they could and the best way they knew how. It's fast, it's sloppy, and it's awesome. Albums like this remind me what punk rock really is and why I love it so much.

By the way, I hate having to give albums stars and numbers. If you give an album a 9/10, that's practically a B+, but if you give it a 10, kids will bitch. A five could mean an average album to some people, and it could mean a failure of an album to others. Everyone interprets the numbers differently. So ignore my fucking star count, read the words and interpret it for yourself. I'm giving it a 9 just to appease you fuckers who will bitch about too many albums getting a 10.