M Blanket/Slinky split 7” (Spinout 360, 1995): You know how you’ll get a split and there will be two bands on it, but you’ll sort of only listen to one side? This is kind of one of those cases. I mean, Slinky isn’t terrible. Their songs are repetitive, run of the mill mid-90’s peppy pop-punk. I’m not going to cry if someone puts it on, but rarely will I be the one to do so. When I do, it’s only because the record’s already out from when I was listening to the stellar M Blanket tracks.
Normally though, I’ll just re-spin M Blanket’s three songs on their side. M Blanket played intelligent, dirty, and aggressive pop-punk from Canada in the 1990’s. This is definitely a band that puts more emphasis on the punk in “pop-punk,” an attitude I always appreciate. Discerning listeners should check out M Blanket’s “Safety” 7” if you want their finest material, but songs like “Wet Meat” and “Invite Only” stand among this band’s best tunes. Don’t mess up. Check this record out.
Note: This record has two covers that it comes with, allowing you the ability to display your favorite.. I’ve included them both in the download for completion’s sake. Dig it.