With the Australian doper-scuzz minimalists EASTLINK, it’s all about the riff. Heavy, punishing, repetitive riffs where 3 guitarists lock on to something intense and primal for four minutes, and only one guitarist outside of the core unit is allowed to stray into modulated feedback and a different pulsating riff.

“Wild Dog”, the one I’m posting for you here, reminds me of Vertigo’s germinal “Two Lives”, one of the late 80s’ most spectacular murders-by-guitar. Eastlink have members of UV Race and Total Control in their ranks, and my sources tell me that these two tracks came from a tape that was making waves last year (“remastered for extra punish”); other tracks from it are soon to be found on additional 45s as well.

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