My feelings about Deadline have varied from album to album, usually with them averaging out at being better than average. This reissue of their first album, however, is a bit of a doozy. The tunes are loud and up to the eyebrows in hooks, and Liz’s vocals sound like a low-intensity Poly Styrene. Though I wasn’t too hip on the ska-tinged second tune here, the bulk of this is solid as a titanium wall and the non-ska cover of the Specials’ “Do Nothing” was easily one of the highlights.
–jimmy (Captain Oi)