What can I say about Homeboy after scoring a copy in 85 / 86…played this tape a hundred times. It’s now up on Bandcamp in 2014. Tracks like Happy Song & Faces were never run of the mill fodder for any genre of punk you might personally sweat. Coming out the gate, Dead Aim proved it had songs, you can hum a lot of this stuff. You can also play it super loud, and on a lucky special day, Dead Aim can play it for you in their present incarnation. All that said - This is complex enough stuff being delivered in the heyday of U S hardcore’s tail end to satisfy even the most discerning traditionalist. If you liked your punk slightly off the beaten path, there were access roads coming out of this band to appeal to fans of bands like Tales of Terror & Drunk Injuns to name just a few other bands that didn’t have to just play the same song 25 times & call it a wrap. Should I stress these guys were all like between 16 & 19 or something like that, and already mastered their instruments enough to be on the upper tier of musicianship in the genre? Of course you’ll need the follow up, Blood is Sweet. Seriously, you need everything this band has up on bandcamp if you’ve made it this far. I got nothing more to say other than, if you need one more addition to your 80s punk collection – now’s the time to jump on HOMEBOY by Dead Aim.
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