I like the description of Cerebral Ballzy. It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything good out of East New York (the crime capital of NYC!). They’re obsessed with skating (meh), beer (yeah!) and Beavis & Butthead reruns (hell yeah!). Not a bad way to start things off!
“On the Run” evokes the Dead Kennedys and it will make you spill your beer all over the floor just trying to keep up. ”Office Rocker” and “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” channel the spirit of the Bad Brains [Yo, bartender! We need more PBRs and a pit, stat! - ed] while “Insufficient Fare” sounds like a cross between Pennywise and seminal NYHC groups Agnostic Front and Murphys Law. “Drug Myself Dumb” is loud, fast and trashy, just the way I like it! “Cutting Class” is excellent as well!
Cerebral Ballzy is an excellent release from a band that I hope to hear more from in the near future. It’s always nice to take a break, break out some beers and form a pit. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had this much fun with a release! One last note: The cover artwork is from Raymond Pettibon, who also did the OFF! EP artwork and artwork for several Black Flag releases as well.