Back in Maryland in the late 90′s there were many of punk bands, and there still are today, but Chernobyl Kids had a pretty unique sound. A punk band with a hard edge but a little bit of pop in their sound too. Started up in 1998 this is their Demo from ’99. They only had a Demo and a couple of things out and twisted into a lesser, totally different sounding band, Parkton, way too soon.
‘Intro’ Intro track, classy, thirteen seconds.
‘Clarisse McClellan Lives’ This is my favorite Chernobyl Kids song ever, it’s so damn good, and catchy. “She’s 17 and insane, but I hear those two always go together” Also I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure this is a ‘Fahrenheit 451′ reference song.
‘Sinister Icy Cold Black Hand of Death’ The hardcore side of the band comes out here, and it’s a good side.
‘Slumlord of Towson’ More fast stuff from the band, this song took a little while to grow on me back when I picked this up, but I warmed up to it quickly, it’s great.
‘The Pop Song’ Much like the title suggests, it’s a pop song. Your classic ‘song about a girl’ formula.
‘Generalization’ A little bit of a generic punk song here, its ok alright good.
‘Park Bench’ Somewhat of a folk/country riff starts this until the rock kicks in. This is a kind of feel good, great song.
‘Disoriented’ Closing things is a speedy punk song, there’s a whoa oh at the beginning, good closer, leave you wanting more Chernobyl Kids.
2. Clarisse McClellan Lives
3. Sinister Icy Cold Black Hand of Death
4. Slumlord of Towson
5. The Pop Song
7. Park Bench