Attitude With Style
Joshua S. Johnson | Charleston, WV United States | 02/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Think you're a real rock fan, eh? Own this album? If you don't...well forget it, pal! This album needs to be in every rock n' roll collection, or your collection is incomplete. Just listen to a few of the samples...theirs no denying. Hey, I'm pretty strict what I let slip into my own collection, and the US Bombs get in without a struggle. Do yourself a favor, too...check out the other albums...they're all killer!"
email@example.com | filthburg, ma | 07/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i own every single u.s. bombs recording and this is definately one of the best. though it's not quite as great as their earlier (and harder to find) "garibaldi guard!" it's still much better than any other band's crap out there. the last track "no company town" is simply the best slow-ish punk song ever. no other band has as much life experience and blunt insight than these guys. their cover of "that's life" is great and "12/25" is the most honest song about christmas put out. their lyrics follow more of the "black flag" path in that they relate to emotion more than the "dead kennedy's" over-political brand of lyrics. a piece of art by the band from the laundromats."
As subtle as a Patriot Missile
Doug Brunell | A little south of Hell | 08/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I like U.S. Bombs, and "War Birth" isn't a bad release. When I first got it some years ago from the label to review, I gave it some glowing praise. I still listen to it from time to time, too, but it isn't as vital as it used to be.
U.S. Bombs is no-nonsense punk. If you're more familiar with Black Flag than Blink-182, you understand what I mean. If, on the other hand, Blink-182 is the most punk band you've ever heard, buy this now. For those who have been in the scene for far too long (me included), this just doesn't hold up as good as it did when it first came out.
Solid. Strong. Superior to a lot of punk releases. It still ain't essential, though. If you can get it at a good price, I'd recommend picking it up. Otherwise, grab some Dead Kennedys or Exploited."