Gone - "Country Dumb"
(SST Records 1998, SST CD 344)
From Aural Innovations #8 (October 1999)
Gone is a heavy thrash rockin' trio consisting of ex-Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn, Steve Sharp on bass, and Gregory Moore on drums. Though not spacerock, this isn't punk either and has some great guitar work that sometimes sounds like metallic acid guitar. The bass and drums hold down a low-end 'throbbing in your chest' beat that Ginn thrashes, bashes, and blazes over. This is rock that occupies a middle ground between metal, punk, and hardcore. I took this to work and was jamming to it for days. The only problem with it, and why this review is so short, is that there's little to no difference among the 14 tracks on this CD. And this is their 6th release... A solid rockin' time for the car stereo or at a party.
Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz