BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS, THE: Self-titled: CD

Two geezers with some serious credentials (we’re talking former members of Heavy Metal Kids, Cocksparrer, and Chelsea here) and a former pro skater turned drummer kick up some fine punk rock. There are even a few nods to their former bands, including a cover of “Running Riot.” Gary Lammin’s voice is a bit rough around the edges sometimes, but they more than handle their own and deliver tunes that don’t sound soft in the middle. The demo quality of the recording actually enhances things a bit, too. Nice work.

 –jimmy (Fuel Injection)