ADICTS, THE: Sound of Music: CD

A re-release of this punk rock institution’s second album. Expanding the sound a little, yet continuing down the path begun on their first album, Songs of Praise, Sound of Music is a fine slab of English punk rock, replete with Clockwork Orange imagery, a healthy dose of humor, and some damn fine songwriting. Many of the tracks here are now considered classics, including “Chinese Takeaway,” “Joker in the Pack,” “My Baby Got Run Over By a Steamroller,” and “Shake Rattle Bang Your Head.” Also included are some B-sides, including their take on the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.”

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)