Good band. Great front man. Too often ignored.
77Jim | Philadelphia PA | 07/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"SO much bad music gets name dropped and hyped in all the Spin music magazines from the "now classic" 80's LA punk era. Then albums like this one go unnoticed.
D.I. has a great frontman. He can sing half-decent, but his standout strength is in attitude/charisma. Casey's vocals have a deep sardonic humor in them. There is sharp teeth on his lyrics, but you as a listener are invited to laugh with him. Some D.I. songs are these nasty slabs of gloom and doom and others are wickedly sarcastic. Casey Royer is an interesting character too often ignored in the history of punk.
D.I. made good records. This one is probably the most well known, though none are really all that inferior. If people are going to swoon over a crummy Germs "re-union" then D.I. deserves a 4 star rating.
Pick up Horse Bites and make an iTunes mix w/ old Suicdal and Black Flag. You'll be set up and "germ free"."
Johnny's got a problem
J. Goss | 02/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I miss D.I., they were a great skate punk band.
I had the pleasure of opening up for them years back here in Colorado, not only were they a great punk band they were good guys.
Even the almighty Slayer would end up covering thier songs, that should be enough to tell you D.I. is worth something.
Get the album, be happy."