GEOFFERY OI!COTT: Sticky Wickets: CD

Sep 17, 2015

Who would’ve thought that the combination of the sedate sport of Cricket and some gritty street punk would have proved so appealing that these punks would get to a third LP without being dismissed as a novelty act? It is certainly an odd concept and is a bit hit or miss for me, with lyrics ranging from downright hilarious to those taking on a more smutty approach. Knowledge of the game does help in appreciating the humor within the songs, which (apart from a few tracks dedicated to the “sport” of darts) are exclusively related to stumps, red balls, and streakers. Unfortunately, this doesn’t knock me for six. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)

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