Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists: Rapid Response [EP]

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Rapid Response [EP]
Touch And Go Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
What do musicians do when they get pissed off? They make an EP. That is exactly what Ted Leo did in response to the violence against the Republican National Convention protesters in Minneapolis. Recorded quickly in a basement it has that exact lo-fi sound with two fiery new songs and covers from two classic punk bands The Cock Sparrer and Amebix. Fans know this is Leo's roots and he takes full advantage of his energy as he tears through Rapid Response!

Key Track:
"Paranoia: Never Enough"

Band With Similar Fire: Black Flag

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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony