Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down
Original Release Date
UK 7" 1982 (Riot City - RIOT 16)
A Burn 'Em Down 2:39
B Urban Rebel 2:47
Chart PlacingsUK Indie Hit: 14, 14 wks
CreditsShonna - 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.
The exclamation mark only appears on the front cover.