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Fluffy: 5 Live [The Enclave, 1996]
Guitars basic not hookless, tempos fast not hyper, attitude bombed not nihilistic, these London lasses are as pure punk as the '90s get. These songs will never again sound as raw or desperate as on this 15-minute swatch of their May return to CBGB--not on record. It's one of those rare live moments that signifies in the living room. They're pumped, and you can hear it. A-