Shaved Women – Just Death

album by:
Shaved Women
Version:
Vinyl
Price:
£18.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On August 31, 2014
Last modified:May 21, 2015

Summary:

An album of pure unadulterated aggression. Not one to listen to if you want a bit of light entertainment but if you want to get a punch bag and let some aggression out then this could be the album!

Hardcore Punk band Shaved Women released their nine track album Just Death via Ektrorecords on 8th August 2014. This four piece from St Louis, Missouri have already released three EPs. This full length offering is around 23 minutes of pure naked aggression. I don’t know how they chose the name, Shaved Women, as there isn’t much information about them out there but Crass did a song called Shaved Women in 1979 and could well be one of their influences, along with bands like The Exploited and GBH.

There were some good riffs and rhythm throughout, very intense but in general the songs were samey and the singing style rough and aggressive. I couldn’t really make out most of the lyrics. Just Death the title track is super-fast, Is It Worth It starts off with some fast riffs reminiscent of Dick Dale and the Deltones’ Miserlou, (the introduction music for Pulp Fiction) then merges into an aggressive Where Have All The BootBoys Gone by Slaughter and the Dogs. World of Change has a flavour of Junkie by Sham 69 but is rather monotonous.

Not an album to listen to if you want a bit of light entertainment but if you want to get a punch bag and let out some aggression then this could be the one!

Highlight Track – Is It Worth It

Shaved Women - Just Death (Album Artwork)
Shaved Women – Just Death (Album Artwork)

Track List:
1.  No One Gets In
2.  Paranoia
3.  Relapse
4.  I Don’t Belong Here
5.  Bottom Feeder
6.  Is It Worth It
7.  Tired Again
8.  Just Death
9.  World of Change

Band Members:
Ben – Vocals
Chris – Guitar
John – Bass
Tom – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaved-Women/317471271626588

An album of pure unadulterated aggression. Not one to listen to if you want a bit of light entertainment but if you want to get a punch bag and let some aggression out then this could be the album!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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