Tanger undeniably put the "power" in power trio, with roiling, barreling delivery bearing all the subtlety of a steamroller. These guys owed a huge sonic debt to the likes Hoover, Thumbnail, Helmet, and to a lesser extent Jawbox. By and large the two numbers on this wax speak for themselves, but there's a bona fide technical finesse to them that shouldn't be overlooked either. The back cover lists three songs: A. Landmine, B. Gary, AZ & C. Balance, but only the latter two occupy this record, with "Landmine" functioning as the single's encompassing title. Confused the hell out of me at first. In 2000 Tanger released a self-titled album on Owned & Operated Records.
B. Gary, AZ
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