999: Death in Soho: CD

Dec 06, 2007

The sad fact is that, outside of their brilliant first two albums and the one time I saw them live more than twenty years ago, I’ve never really thought these guys were much to write home about, and this collection of new tunes really doesn’t change that opinion. Nick sounds a bit tired through most of this, the rest of the band sounds like they’d be just as interested making waffles or something as they are playing here, and none of the fire that made songs like “Nasty Nasty” is in evidence. Yeah, I know, they’re a bit long in the tooth, but that’s no excuse for a punk band of any age sounding like they can’t be bothered, especially with so much going on in the world to be bothered about.

 –jimmy (Overground)