ADICTS: Twenty-Seven: CD

One of the great things about reissues is that you get a second chance to give a listen to something you totally (and wrongfully) ignored that you shouldn’t have back when it originally came out. Case in point: this album. By 1992, when this came out, I was pretty much ignoring most of what the “old” bands were coming up with, mainly because so much of what they were coming up with sucked ass. ’Tis a pity, too, ’cause, had I not been such a fucking snob, I would’ve stapled this bad boy to my stereo to insure that nothing else would be played. Giving up on the pop road to fame, punk’s favorite droogs went back to doing what they do best, namely writing some great punk rock tunes. There ain’t a bad one in the lot (well, actually, “Give Me More” is a little too “rock” for my taste, but that’s the only one I can muster a gripe about), some of ’em whip by at a breakneck pace by Adicts standards, and damn near all of ’em are prime “classics” material. Fuck, I feel really stupid for missing out the first time round. Thanks for the second chance to redeem myself. –Jimmy Alvarado (Captain Oi)

 

 

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)