Album Review

Nerv, The – “Decivilized” – [Self-release]

Muad'Dib   1/3/2012   A Library, CD

Medium-fidelity recording of prototypical bay area politically-minded punk rock. They have songs about police brutality, beer, BPA, riding bicycles (two, actually!), queer rights, US Foreign Policy, propaganda, and shallow “Marina Folks.” Like a lot of punk rock I’m sure they’re very intense live but it’s much more difficult to bring that level of intensity to studio recordings. When they succeed, like on tracks 2 and 9 (FCC language!), they’re a lot of fun. Watch out for language, tracks 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14 have FCC language.

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