Riverboat Gamblers

Massive Fraud (End Sounds)

Texas Platters

Seven inches of translucent yellow vinyl spin open at 45rpm a towering, twin-engine guitar lurch. Surfed with quicksilver grace by Mike Wiebe, the Riverboat Gamblers' fearless acrobat chants its title mantra like the evacuation bulletin at an urban panic. The Austin punk elders cover 1980 Dicks blood oath "Hate the Police" on the B-side, which counters a barrage of distorted expulsion that re-bottles the riotous tension of the original with Wiebe channeling punk predecessor and local standard bearer Gary Floyd's rabid howl at peak pitch. White riot.

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