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U.S. Bombs

Vox Duane Peters 

Guitar Kerry Martinez 

Bass Wade Walston 

Guitar Curt Stitch 

Drums Jamie "Monkey Boy" Reidling 

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U.S. Bombs

Punk rock explosives specialists The U.S. Bombs have accepted a new musical assignment for 2003 and it's called Covert Action. Boasting the head knockin' first single "Roll Around," plus anthems like "Shot Down" and "Youth Goes," this disc -- their fourth for Hellcat -- instantly yanks you by the collar.

Extolling the virtues of classic punk, where razor sharp riffs cut ardent rants into little sticks of musical dynamite, the Duane Peters-steered U.S. Bombs are a boulder of truth and authenticity in a sea of slick poseur sewage. "I don't give two fucks what anybody thinks," Peters barks. "We're real punk rockers."

At a time where the genre is littered with dumb songs about cars, girls and bong hits, that declaration is a fact. Politically informed, the streetwise and outspoken punks in The U.S. Bombs use their microphones, guitars and drums like an anti-establishment battering ram. "I choose not to be asleep," Duane proclaims. "I'm not content on trading in my rights as an individual for safety like the rest of the useless eaters in this country."

"Framed," for instance, takes a distinctive look at the Oklahoma Bombing and points the finger back at the government. "I've done my research," says Peters, who thinks outside the box on subjects like Waco, Ruby Ridge and 9/11. "If people get offended, it just shows how easily they are manipulated into believing whatever they're told."

Voicing his disdain for the ruling class on "John Gotti," which suggests that the Mob would have better success running the White House, before railing against experimental science on "Lab Rats," Peters' penchant for free thought is never alone. Augmenting such incendiary messages, the rest of the Bombs detonate in the recording stu...



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