KAKKA-HÄTÄ 77: Totaalinen Kakkahätä: CD

I almost refuse to use this term when it comes to reviewing bands, mainly because it’s almost meaningless but also because it’s used so poorly sometimes, but I think it’s a pretty dead on statement to make that Finland’s Kakka-hätä 77 is KBD material, and I may be one more asshole using that in a review, but whatever. This CD contains the music from the two 7”s this band has released. Angelic Upstarts and early Clash played much pubbier, with lots of hooky backing vocals and a healthy helping of punky goodness. The artwork on the front is a black and white illustration of a gutter punk cross country skiing through a moonlit forest and the back is even funnier. I read on the internet that this CD debuted at #15 on the Finnish charts and the label is totally baffled that people like it so much. Fucking cool.

 –Daryl Gussin (Combat Rock)