The Socials- The Beast Bites 7”. Though they've been around since 1994, The Beast Bites is the first vinyl release by Cincinnati punks The Socials. Despite the band's veteran status, one shouldn't expect to find any signs of maturity on this sucker. The band's sound is built around spastic juvenile fury wrapped in fuzzy guitars and bratty female vox. Kind of reminds me of a mish mash of Huggy Bear, the Ramones, Devo and Kent, OH natives Kill The Hippies. Hard to believe this debut took 19 years to make, but it was well worth the wait. Recommended!