Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight 12"
The first album from this legendary band featuring John Reis and Rick Froberg from Drive Like Jehu. While they eventually evolved into something else, Hot Snakes basically started out as a tribute to the Wipers, and they pretty much nail it here. While a lot of punk bands who go for the Wipers sound concentrate on the gloomy vibes, these guys were more interested in the frantic, propulsive downstroking riffs, and as a result this album is a furious punk beast. A personal favorite. Swami Records