• Solid Attitude’s solid LP

“Completely outstanding punk rock” isn’t something that usually comes to mind when I think about Iowa City, Iowa. The town (not to mention the state) doesn’t exactly seem like a subcultural hotbed, but holy crap, one listen to Solid Attitude was all it took to straighten me out. The Iowa City four-piece plays gnarly, in-your-face punk that sounds like the bastard child of the Germs and Raw Power-era Stooges. Their live sets, which tend to last maybe ten minutes, are not to be missed. With a jumpy stand-up drummer, a front man who spends more time slithering on the floor than on his feet, and the occasional Black Flag cover, Solid Attitude just might revive your faith in punk despite a bland scene of faceless garage bands.