PAGAN BABIES — “Immaculate Conception” EP
PAGAN BABIES are a definite favorite of the Philly scene (see show review – Ed.), delighting them with their all out energetic, excellent live performances. But I have never heard them sound as good as they do on this EP. Their MUSIC, which varies from the melodic “Dreams” to the slow, eerie “Clearing the Blur”, shows how diverse their sounds can be. For what the lyrics lack their singer makes us for 100 times over, with his mixture of singing and emitting high-pitched yells. This whole EP shows what punk rock should be – raw, energetic, and dedicated. Get it! (Plus Records) [MICKEY]

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987]