ATOMIC BOMBS: Policeman’s Ball: CD

I am by no means a fan of law enforcement, but the cover, which depicts a cop being raped by a punk, may be just a wee bit much. That said, the music here’s pretty spot on: mid-’80s hardcore feel, a singer with a unique delivery that is decidedly outside the usual growl/howl box, and the recurrent subject matter of police and the fun they create, told with occasional flashes of humor and pertinent sound bites.

 –jimmy (Solidarity First)