Spudgun - Spudgun

Sunday 1st August 1999
Spudgun - Spudgun
Spudgun - Spudgun

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Bulletproof D3001

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

Now known as World Against World, (see the review in CR50) Spudgun could well be thought of as the band's debut release; and you'd be wrong! Unlike World Against World, Spudgun's self-titled album lacks technical proficiency and sadly leans more towards noisy art rather than artful noise. 16 songs in just over half an hour, 'Spudgun' is a mass of sonic explosions fuelled by intriguing lyrics concerned with everyday life from a Biblical perspective, for those whose tastes veer more toward the old school style. Apart from the odd compelling base line peppered throughout (check out 'Am I Dreaming', 'The Spudgun Song' and the dynamic 'The Kids At My School Are Going To Riot'), sadly 'Spudgun' is off the must have list; there are far better examples of hard-core fused punk rock around than this.

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