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  • Get Outta School [Restless, 1989] B

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Get Outta School [Restless, 1989]
With their shrill tantrums and chaotic coherence, these three nine-yes-nine-year-olds win a hardcore novelty prize on aptness of sound alone. Shit does stand out, too: "Hot Dog Hell" ("Whoever works here doesn't know how to cook a hot dog"), "Kill a Dead Eagle" ("You can't kill a dead eagle/Just like you can't kill a devil with a bomb"), "Homeless" ("I hate you, Ronald Reagan"), and especially "AIDS." "We don't know that much about AIDS," they sing, for all of us. "How does it make you feel?/I feel afraid." B