BULLYS, THE: BQU Overdrive: CD

If you’re thinking the only stuff that comes outta New York is lame quasi-glam crap and troglodyte “hardcore” metal, these guys should learn you something. They deal in solid, no-bullshit punk rock that shares many of the same sonic qualities and attitudes of west coast thug-pop bands like Smut Peddlers and a good percentage of what’s come out on Hostage Records in recent years. This, of course, means their stuff is lean, mean, danged catchy and will most likely slap you around if you don’t give it proper attention, bucko.

 –jimmy (www.thebullys.com)