Clit 45 – Self Hate Crimes

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Clit 45

Self Hate Crimes - BYO Records

Self-Hate Crimes is my first introduction to Clit 45 and their first on LA’s BYO Records – but this is by no means their first release in the US street punk scene. They’ve been around for a few years, touring the country with bands like The Casualties and The Unseen and have even released a few independent 7-inches to their ever growing fan base. And after listening to Self-Hate Crimes, is clear as to why their fan base is slowly growing as their name gets around the globe.

Clit 45 gives us fourteen punk songs with no frills or gimmicks, but rather just solid street punk. None of the songs even come close to touching the three minute mark (excluding Misery On A Mainline which is 2:54), but rather stay in the one to two minute mark; making it so that as soon as one ends, another begins in this non stop attack of punk.

Nothing really sticks out strongly throughout the album, but rather you get the same simultaneous bursts of anger and energy from each three-chord song. Even the short guitar solos are kept, well, short. But they don’t just fly by with no rhyme or reason, they do have a slight sense of melody with driven bass lines that keep the flow and steady drum that creates the backbone harmony that, at times, gets your foot tapping.

Self-Hate Crimes isn’t really anything ground breaking,in reality, they even take a step back and go for the straight forward punk approach. This is by no means out there for everyone, but rather those select few who still want to go to a concert and throw their firsts in the air without necessarily needing to know all the words or even be able to understand them all. Overall, a good choice for any street punk fan.