Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight 12"

Swami Records

$16.50

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

Tags: 90s garage punk