1. A Step In The Wrong Direction
3. Fix Me
5. Out Of Your Mind
1. Punkrock Savant
2. Punched In The Neck
Regurgitated Semen Records
Repress of two of WAâs finest punk outfits team up for a split 7â thatâs available on its own or bundled with subscription copies of Melbourne fanzine Distort, which is OOP.
Scratched and bloodied, Jed Whitey stumble back into base camp after what seems like years in the punk rock wilderness, but they somehow sound better for it. Their two contributions to the record, âPunkrock Savantâ and âPunched in the Neckâ, were recorded a while back but their take on ballsy old-school punk rock with a little metal chucked in is something that will still hold up at any house party today.
Some have confused Extortionâs raw unapologetic honesty with belligerence. And theyâre right: thereâs no hiding the bile thatâs simmering below the surface. Actually, thereâs no simmering with Extortion, just a boiling cauldron of potential third-degree burns. They like their hardcore as ragey and as fast as fuck as much as singer Rohan Harrison likes ranting about things that piss him off. Take âSenileâ, for example, with Harrison screaming, âYouâre getting in my way stupid old man/Canât understand a word you say.â Itâs something anyone who has been forced to stand in a bank line on pension day can relate to.
There is a definite skill and ability in being able to play with so much speed and aggression, and yet still sound this good. This 7â confirms it: Extortion are Australiaâs best hardcore punk band.