Spazz: "Sweatin' II: Deported Live Gorilla" Reissue Review

Skatethrash. Punk. Ultraviolent. What?

Spazz: "Sweatin' II: Deported Live Gorilla" Reissue Review

So, Grandmaster Flash of Metal, Brother Jamie Lee, our exalted managing editor sends me this and says, “Here’s something different. Interested?” Really? The band’s name is Spazz. The album is entitled Sweatin’ II: Deported Live Gorilla. And, it has 35 songs on it. Interested?” You had me at a band named Spazz!

And, yes, it turns out to sound exactly like you would imagine it to sound. This is actually a reissue from 2002 which includes tracks from the now defunct skatethrash/punk/ultraviolent band from 1995 to 1996. Amongst the 35 nuggets on this album are 90 second songs, 30 second sound bites from kung fu films, and assorted commercials. I grew up on bands like the Minutemen, Husker Du and The Ramones, so I can really dig fast and fucking furious loud punk jams. This album is the kind of thing that would turn a 14-year-old kid onto the path of punk rock on the first listen.

If you’re a fan of the recently reunited and killing-it band Ween, give Spazz a chance. I think you will dig them immensely.

Sweatin’ II: Deported Live Gorilla is out now on Tankcrimes. Buy it here!

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