EGAN’S RATS: Shanghaied: 7” EP

I see a bunch of a number of skin-oriented t-shirts in the xeroxed photos on the back of the lyric sheet, but the mid-tempo punk stuff I’m hearin’ is more akin to late ‘80s bands like Crimpshrine. This ain’t a bad thang, but I found it kinda interesting. If they’re shootin’ for the whole skin trip, the lyrics are way above average for that scene, with virtually no references to drinking and fighting, and their sense of not fitting into the greater society is interestingly optimistic. Not too shabby on the whole.

 –jimmy (www.geocities.com/egansrats)