Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down

Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1982 (Riot City - RIOT 16)

A Burn 'Em Down 2:39
B Urban Rebel 2:47

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 14, 14 wks


Shonna - vocals
Dave - guitar
Harry - bass
Nev - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A-Side from the first LP, and a genuine classic example of fast catchy-as-hell punk. B-Side is more of the same, only not quite as good.

TIM YOHANNAN, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL: Pretty uneventful outing. The A-side sounds like a '78 U.S. punk band imitating a '77 U.K. band; the B-Side is more modern-paced, but unimaginative.

STEVE SPINALI, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL: More urgent and exciting than their debut 7", this single boasts two vibrant street anthems which update the '77-punk style into the 80s. A powerful guitar mix combined with a slashing vocal attack merge especially well on '...Rebel', even though the flip is almost as good. Abrasive Wheels have become definite contenders.

Additional Notes

The exclamation mark only appears on the front cover.


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