CHARGED G.B.H - Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys... - LP
Leather, Bristles, No Survivors and Sick Boys... is a compilation of several early G.B.H. singles and EP releases. As such, it has a bit of a hodgepodge quality, though the uniform crude production and rudimentary music and lyrics all make the individual tracks blend together somewhat. Compared to the slicker, sometimes more bloated production and music of later G.B.H. albums, Leather, Bristles sometimes sounds refreshingly rough and energetic. "Generals" and "No Survivors" are both scathing anti-war tirades, and "Dead on Arrival" is a despairing anti-drug song. There's even a hint of musical complexity in "Sick Boy," a Clockwork Orange-like depiction of juvenile delinquency.