COCK SPARRER: Live: Runnin: CD

You can’t really say that Cock Sparrer is breaking any new ground these days. This is a recording of their show in San Francisco last February. They played most of their hits: “Runnin’ Riot,” “Where Are They Now?” “Riot Squad,” “Argy Bargy,” “England Belongs to Me,” and so on. The recording quality is high. It sounds great, and the songs are really good songs. The only problem I have is that I’ve heard them all so many times now that I wish they’d write some new fucking songs. They also have kind of a rock star way of putting on a show: they say the name of the city the same way Spinal Tap would, they tell the crowd that they’re great audience, they encourage you to sing along with the hits, etc. So if you’re a Cock Sparrer nut (no pun intended), if you want to relive the last time you saw Cock Sparrer, or if you’ve never heard them, this would be a great album. Otherwise, well, you’ve heard it.

 –sean (TKO)