It’s no secret how much Austin Texas’ Big Boys mean to me. I’ve shouted it from the rooftops and in these very pages, and if I keep getting the opportunity to write reviews of killer reissues of their albums, then damn it I’m going to! Lullabies is the Big Boys’ second album and it really built on the foundation that was created with their debut LP Industry Standard/Where’s My Towel. To my knowledge, there is no band that has ever been able to straddle so many separate styles with such amazing results. From the hardcore blasts of “Brickwall” and “Assault” to the funkiness of “Jump the Fence.” From the off-kilter menace of “Baby Let’s Play God” or “Manipulation” to the pure majesty of “Sound on Sound”… It doesn’t take a super fan to know that this is one of the most important bands in punk rock history… Scratch that. Music history. The reissue has been given the usual Light In The Attic treatment, which means it’s phenomenal! A gatefold cover with an amazing, never-before-published photo of the band sweating it out on stage. You must have this. If I had the money, I’d buy everyone copies of their entire discography.
–ty (Light In The Attic)