Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down

Abrasive Wheels - Burn 'Em Down

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1982 (Riot City - RIOT 16)

1 Burn 'Em Down 2:39
2 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 #, NOVEMBER 1982: 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 #4, JAN/FEB 1983: 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 a definite contender.

Additional Notes

The exclamation mark only appears on the front cover.


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