The truly amazing thing about Milwaukee’s DRUGS DRAGONS is how close they come to distilling the essence of “rock” into recording. Live, they’re intense and unpredictable. Sweat, blood, whiskey, and beer appear in equal measure at their shows, and, like all good rock bands, volume is a necessary ingredient. Their new LP, II & I/II, is easily the equal of their live performance. Capturing the energy and vitriol of vocalist PUKE DRUGS’ sweaty snarl, as well as TONY SAGGER’s alternately brutal and psychedelic guitar part. Tony also handled bass duties on the album, and drums are courtesy of the reliable ERRORIC MILDEW.