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New Musical Express, 23 Apr 1983

This brief review of Everything Falls Apart was part of a larger article
covering dozens of US hardcore releases. [Transcribed by Zvia Admon.]

Thrash and Blood

Punk is alive and screaming in the hardcore heartland of America. Barney Hoskyns kicks his way through Angry Samoans, Circle Jerks and Millions of Dead Cops on his quest for the ultimate barf.
...Further examples of p-funk infiltration are the groovy pumping beats of MDC's 'John Wayne Was A Nazi' and Hüsker Dü's 'Gravity'. Hüsker Dü's 'Everything Falls Apart' (Reflex) is yet another Spot production. This mighty Minnesota unit made a great EP last year called 'In a Free Land' and are one of these power-drill trios who sound like ten guitars. 'Everything Falls Apart' hangs together on this formidable power, and is unbelievably fast and frenzied. Not as rhythmically protean as MDC, nor as ingeniously volatile as the Zero Boys, but pretty intoxicating all the same.

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