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No Response - Even More Noise Pollution From Green Bay

No Response

Even More Noise Pollution From Green Bay
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Review by Sal Serio
July 2011

In late 2008, a punk rock reunion show occurred at the Eagles Club in Green Bay, featuring many of the bands that used to play Titletown in the early to mid 1980’s. The new No Response CD is a direct result of that reunion show.

No Response was a Green Bay based hardcore band characterized by the twin saw blade guitar attack of cousins Steve and Jeff Fay, the tight drumming of Queeve Olejniczak, and throat shredding anguished vocal of Jim Runge. There was no bass player, which seemed to sharpen their edge even more. They had one cassette, which consisted of songs recorded live in practice, and it was a little rough, to say the least. Rough, but tough, really just plain brutal.

The latest CD was recorded in Minneapolis by Tommy Tousey at Silver Ant Studio. It clocks in at eleven minutes long for a total of seven songs! Remember hardcore? These guys do! Replacing Runge is Moral Disgust’s Jeff DeGoey singing, and also featured is Pat Wanish from Depo Provera on bass.

Even with a bass guitar in the mix, the general sound is still ruthlessly sharp and tinny like crisp old school HC always sounded. DeGoey interprets these songs of anger, alienation, and the struggle to be accepted as a non-conformist with plenty of style and verve. I noticed that the seven songs were all on the original demo tape, but that’s another reason to pick this up. It’s textbook example of cathartic release through music, plus you’ll get a super sonic upgrade of some cool punk rock you’ve possibly had in your collection for years. Recommended for old punks and new thrashers alike!

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