My feelings,after first hearing Late Republic, were pretty much on par with the feelings that I had when I first heard Bent Outta Shape’s Stray Dog Town masters. Not comparing sounds just feelings. Beautifully recorded,mastered, lacquered etc but that almost takes a back to seat to the song writing and delivery. They could’ve recorded this album in my mailbox,while eating a full course ham dinner, and it would’ve still been vital. I’m glad they didn’t do that cos the end result sounds sonically bad fucking ass! Read more & buy!