GI & THE IDIOTS – ‘FASCINATING WORLD OF GARBAGE’ LP (U.S. IMPORT)

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£15.50

In 1986, the quintessential Filipino punk label Twisted Red Cross released the first GEORGE IMBECILE AND THE IDIOTS album on cassette tape. A snotty, irreverent, manic hardcore explosion with a tightly wound balance between short/fast/loud scorchers and tuneful mid-tempo boppers. Emman says this is "the Filipino answer to THE STUPIDS", which is very accurate, but I also see so much classic USHC at play here. For me, this isn't so far from THE GERMS, CIRCLE JERKS, early DESCENDENTS, ADRENALIN OD, FLAG OF DEMOCRACY, maybe even DEAD KENNEDYS.

While most Filipino bands of this time were playing a more '77 influenced and rocking sort of punk, GI & THE IDIOTS were thrashing hard at a million miles an hour, and this is such an enjoyable fun HC record.

An absolute gem.

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