When it was okay to go fast without an accompanying voice insisting we crucify all Christians or boil our kids in their own blood?
And Snuff, despite their name, were very fun indeed.
What with their rapidity and love of speed on versions of songs by the likes of the Who, the Four Tops and Simon and Garfunkel; and their hilarious takes on jingles from British TV ads; well, you kind of get the picture.
It seemed they could thrash anything.
GBH's 'City Baby - 'Attacked by Rats'? No problem.
Chas & Dave's 'In Sickness and in Health'? A breeze.
The jingles that accompany the Shake n Vac and Bran Flakes ads? Er. Yeah!
They all work.
And why not.
But the secret of Snuff's success, apart from their humour, was their inclusion of the good old trombone.
Nicolae Ceauşescu's nemesis (yes, the despotic once ruler of Romania banned the trombone, believing it to be seditious. When he was finally dealt with by the Romanian people, underground trombone bands took to the streets of Bucharest and celebrated their new found emancipation!) and Rico Rodriguez's best friend (did you know Rico received an MBE in 2007 for services to music? Rastafari!); and every thrash band should have one.
All together now: Tasty, tasty, very very tasty, they're very tasty...
Snuff - Flibbiddydibbiddydob (1990)
Rods and Mockers
Shake 'N' Black
Hazy Shade of Winter
Do It Quick
City Baby - Attacked By Rats
In Sickness and in Health
Slightly crackly vinyl rip @320kbs
But still Sensational!
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