Chain Whip – “14 Lashes” LP
Burly, greasy-haired, leather-clad hardcore-punk from Vancouver, crackin’ ’em off with a fevourish rage and wild abandon. Like fellow Canadians No Problem and Career Suicide this has an old school influence (maybe a little early DOA… Day Glow Abortions, too), loaded with tight turns and devilishly seductive hooks. Rabid and catchy: good policy. A little more punk than it is hardcore – but it’s a circle, not a pogo. And definitely, and distinctly, Canadian. Now also available in the UK on Drunken Sailor Records. This is the US import version with white sleeve.