Album Review: "Hoof It" by Schizophonics (8/10)

Hoof It

Pig Baby Records

Producers: Dean Reis, Steve Kaye

It’s hard to convey the insane hypercharged excitement of one of America’s best and intense live bands, but this comes close. Each song is based around an infectious riff, mining a groove somewhere between The Stooges, MC5 and James Brown. That said, any one of these tunes holds up strong against any so-called modern day “punk” track. Singer-guitarist Pat Beers has a super-entertaining shrieking howl, close to Steve Tyler’s, but the attitude is all ‘60s garage here. Hoof it, baby!