Zip Gun – Together Dumb b/w Cool In The Cell 45 1992
This is yet another brand new record that had been gathering dust for almost 20 years when I delivered it from the 1$ bin. Although I’d never heard of this band, I purchased this 7″ with confidence because it was released by the excellent eMpTy Records. It turns out that this two song, 4 minute long 45 is a great slab of prime grunge from Seattle, circa 1992. Great driving, heavy punk rock here with a good, gruff vocalist. The guitars are up front and loud, as they should be. The drumming is right on, powerful but not too flashy, although a little quiet in the mix. Both songs are good, but the B-side, Cool In The Cell, is the hit on this disc; it actually reminds a lot of some song by that certain band from Seattle, but I can’t exactly remember which particular one…
That’s about it for this record, though it’s worth mentioning that it would make a great Jukebox disc, and as a bonus we are treated to some great cover art by Joe Newton. Apparently this band never really got much respect, but they did release a few records before disolving into the utterly obscure status which they now enjoy. Check out alittle bit of info and some more tunes over at NorthWest Noise.
Here’s a wicked live video of the band playing Together Dumb:
This song is from their LP, pretty sweet dirty garage rock thing goin’ on. The video has some live pics o’ the band
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