Radioactivity - Silent Kill
Neue Scheibe der Jungs! Although the twelve songs on Silent Kill abide one strict rule--providing garage punk pleasure at all costs--Radioactivity bend that mandate in myriad ways. Breathless ragers like Battered and No Alarm are as fleet and raw as anything in the combined canon of Radioactivity's members, while mid-tempo heartbreakers Way Out, Connection and Where I Come From find Burke and company opening up their sound to let in a little tenderness. And then there are songs like Not Here or With You, which enact perfect unions of melody and kinetic energy. Admirers of Burke's legacy will be not only satisfied, but pleasantly surprised.