ADICTS, THE: Smart Alex: CD

Album number three for these boys gets re-released with extra tracks, lyrics and liner notes that, among other things, explain why they changed their named to ADX for a short period in the 1980s. The formula remains the same as their previous releases: take punk rock and bash it over the head with pop sensibility and a sense of humor. Standout tracks include the title tracks, “Crazy,” “Bad Boy,” “Tokyo,” “Rockin’ Wrecker” and “The Odd Couple.” Be sure to thank Captain Oi for providing another gem from the old days on which to plunk your green.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)