Repress of two of WA's finest punk outfits team up for a split 7" that's available on its own or bundled with subscription copies of Melbourne fanzine Distort, which is OOP.
Scratched and bloodied, Jed Whitey stumble back into base camp after what seems like years in the punk rock wilderness, but they somehow sound better for it. Their two contributions to the record, 'Punkrock Savant' and 'Punched in the Neck', were recorded a while back but their take on ballsy old-school punk rock with a little metal chucked in is something that will still hold up at any house party today.
Some have confused Extortion's raw unapologetic honesty with belligerence. And they're right: there?s no hiding the bile that's simmering below the surface. Actually, there?s no simmering with Extortion, just a boiling cauldron of potential third-degree burns. They like their hardcore as ragey and as fast as fuck as much as singer Rohan Harrison likes ranting about things that piss him off. Take 'Senile', for example, with Harrison screaming, "You're getting in my way stupid old man/Can?t understand a word you say."It's something anyone who has been forced to stand in a bank line on pension day can relate to.
There is a definite skill and ability in being able to play with so much speed and aggression, and yet still sound this good. This 7" confirms it: Extortion are Australia's best hardcore punk band. - RSR