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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST demo tape
01. Is This The Way It's Gotta Be
02. Judgement Day
03. Dead Solger
04. Buried Alive
Format: demo tape
A big change from [the Fartz'] debut 7" EP. This is less thrash and more of a pulsating metal thunder sound like Discharge and Crucifix. The musicianship is more advanced and there's a solid wall of noise production to back it up. Their lyrics are great as usual, and a revamped version of "Dead Solger" is included. This is my idea of a great tape.
-Tim Tonooka (from Ripper #8, January 1983)
The Fartz have a tape out called "Survival of the Fittest". The garage production fits the Fartz' sound better than the studio that produced their album, "World Full of Hate". The peace sign look desperate on the homemade typo-filled lyric sheet. Blaine Cook is one of hardcore's most effective vocalists. His voice rises above the cruddy mix. This is the stuff of punk, loud, metallic and rough.
-Barbara Rice (from Truly Needy Vol. 2 No. 2, May 1983)
This one's so good I feel like giving birth to an anal baby. It's on K-mart type cassette, but the tunes and recording are definitely up there in the Sears range. Well worth the $3.50 for this piece o' plastic.
-Bess (from Paranoia #6, Spring 1983)
Five songs from some of the former Fartz. They still maintain the mania of the past line up, but combine it with a slightly more Metal sound which sometimes reminds me of Black Flag, sometimes of Discharge. Excellent.
-Tim Yohannon (from Maximum Rock'n'Roll #5, March/April 1983)