Ghetto Ghouls - Plastic Violence 7"
Would it be fair to say Austins These Are Words decided to lay down a gauntlet of one sort or another when they changed their name to the decidedly more malevolent GHETTO GHOULS - culled from the old lady-stomping street gang in The Exterminator (1980, dir - James Glickenhaus). Actually, it would be a colossal reach, the sort persons like yourself make on a daily basis, I reckon.
Fresh off a widely acclaimed debut LP for Austins Monofonus Press, Ghetto Ghouls have been likened to such regional predecessors as Bobby Soxx or The Dicks, but theres echoes of X-Blank-X or Live At The Witch Trails-era Fall in their staggery swagger (especially if you play an old Fall record at the bottom of a well while listening to Ghetto Ghouls up above). In a town where the best gigs often straddle the line between parties and disasters, a ridiculously high percentage of those shows seem to occur with this quartet right in the middle of the action.