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Final Days - Anthems for the Apocalypse

Plasmatics

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Album Review

From the angry, guitar-bonfire opener, "The Doom Song," through to the closing track, the hardcore "Finale," Final Days is a vigorous, lusty album. Though a rehashing of previously released material, this is a seamless selection of numbers that feel like they belong together. (In fact, the liner notes declare that the disc's central theme is "the collision with disaster of the corrupt and 'brain dead' status quo." And, on close inspection, that's a pretty buyable assertion.) The sonics are the customary Plasmatics mix of metal and punk. "Stop" is a semi-anthemic grinder that finds Mohawked frontwoman Wendy O. Williams' sandpaper screech at its very best, "Brain Dead" begins as metal stomp before going for the hardcore shot, "Masterplan" sounds like "Welcome to the Jungle" on crank, and "Just Like on TV" is lurching and menacing. Just to break things up a tad, "Opus in Cm7" (complete with piano!) goes for a downtempo, epic feel and makes a good fist of it, while "A Pig Is a Pig" starts out as a country & western pisstake (making it clear just how the 'Matics felt about the guys and girls of law enforcement) before revving up into a raucous metal affair with some Johnny Thunders licks and a mighty wah-wah solo from Richie Stotts. Non-member founder Rod Swenson co-wrote all of the songs. Final Days is a strong album from a critically maligned band. Excellent background music for working out on the heavy bag or dynamiting city hall; this one's got more clout than an earful of frozen trout.

Customer Reviews

What an idiot

I normally don't write that many reviews, but I had to write this one to counteract the one written by Spaz Drummer, who is obviously a moron. THE PLASMATICS RULE!

Are you kidding me?

Seriously - there are two American punk rock bands that matter...The Plasmatics and The Ramones. The rest, well they just follow.

The Real Deal

Apocolyptic indeed. No matter how heavy and tough you rock dudes out there think you may be, the chick in this band was way tougher. Like them or not, this band walked it like they talked it. And, this thing rocks like hell. Respect it.......

Biography

Formed: 1979 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s

At a time (the late '70s and early '80s) and a place (the New York punk scene) where shocking the audience was often the order of the day, few bands had a greater gift for cultivating outrage than the Plasmatics. During the group's heyday, a Plasmatics show could include anything from lead singer Wendy O. Williams covered in shaving cream and electrical tape while brandishing a chain saw as blue-haired Richie Stotts attacked his guitar in drag, to the destruction of televisions, electric guitars,...
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