EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS: Thriller: CD

A re-ish of the third and final release by the band most often cited as being the link between Britain’s punk and pub rock scenes. Although most of the songs here never reach the manic levels of their earlier work, there are a few moments of that old brilliance, most notably “Living Dangerously.” On the whole, the music ain’t too shabby for what it is, although my personal preferences most definitely lie with their glory days.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)