How to Clean Everything (20th Anniversary new edition) (Fat Wreck Chords)
release date: 8/20/2013
by Scott Hefflon
Deluxe reissue of Propagandhi’s classic 1993 debut. Remastered from the original analog reels, featuring the full album, three outtakes, and the four-song HTCE demo. Newer fans might not even recognize the raw style here, but “Anti-Manifesto” was one of the handfulla songs that put this band on the map due to their talent, courage to voice their well-researched political ideas whether they were popular or not (not for cheap shock value, but because most, even punks, didn’t seem to have the balls), and soon-to-be instantly-recognizable sound. Frantic-drumming, quick-picked guitar with lots of palm-muting, and that clear snarl, spitting political venom so brutal, factual, and razor-sharp that it single-handedly set the bar higher than most political punks could match, then or now.