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SOUNDS, May 1, 1982, page 14

  by Tim Sommer

FOR THE second time within a month, New York punk made a strong public
stand via the .... well attended all-local punk show at downtown balroom
Irving Plaza.  The first show, at the end of February, featured the Bad
Brains (playing their last NY show before leaving for their first full
scale American tour, which is just now nearing completion), Heart Attack,
and Ohio's Necros.
  Before a near sellout crowd of nearly a thousand, Heart Attack (who were
at one time one of New York's brightest hopes) played what was to be their
final gig with bass player John Frawley.  A second punk show in late March
featured the Misfits, Kraut, and Even Worse.
  The Misfits, who have a truly awesome album just out on Ruby Slash ('The
Misfits Walk Among Us') were their usual phenomenal selves.  They're an
amazing, muscle-bound wall of sweat, power and flash, somewhere between
the Subs, Kiss, and the Damned; they're one of the fiercest and most visually
conscious punk bands ever, and well worth checking out.
  Kraut, who are now pretty much on the top of the local punk heap, were the
best received act of the night; their Business/Professionals-like high energy
slam pop will be dealt with more in depth in a soon to come feature.
  And finally, Even Worse, amidst irreconcilable personality conflicts,
played their last gig with their present line up, though in the tradition of
the shifting and improving line ups of Chelsea, Business, and the Subs,
drummer Jack Rabid is putting together a new Even Worse (the sixth in two
years) at this very moment.

[article also includes band photo with the following captions:
 THE MISFITS: 'truly awesome', reports our correspondent
 Pic: Laura Levine ]