"Positive Charged" (Grand Theft Audio;1990)

Reviewed by Snidermann


"Positive Charged" contains a whopping 43 tracks from the legendary punk band from Oxnard, California - Ill Repute - founders of the classic "nardcore" sound.

Man, with that many songs in less than an hour and fifteen minutes, just listening to this CD is a cardiovascular workout. Some of the recording quality here isn't so great due to the early, inexpensive recording methods (some of the material hereon goes back to 1982) but in now way does that take away from the overall coolness of the release. 

"Positive Charged" is gritty, edgy music -- just the way punk should be. These songs take no prisoners. If you like you punk with a very rough edge, Ill Repute's "Positive Charged" is just for you. If you're unfamiliar with Ill Repute, this ain't a bad place to start, although any of their releases will give you an idea why these local boys are the stuff of legend.

Ill Repute: John - vocals; Tony - guitar; Jim - bass; Carl - drums.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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