ALIANS: Gavroche: LP

Want to learn more about Polish punk? I know I do. Here’s a twentieth anniversary reissue of a classic, crunchy, Crass-influenced release from the 1990s. There’s a lot of junky weird interludes, flutes, and accordions at work. But when it gets moving, it moves. The vocals are completely fucking zany, and the fast breakneck speed is welcome when compared to the creepy bits between tracks. Pasażer is a label that specializes in fancy packaging, with them pulling out all the stops for Gavroche, including a cool foldout poster lyric sheet. Even the most peaceful of peace punks will want to break shit upon spinning this apparent classic, which is brimming with rage.

 –Art Ettinger (Pasażer)