KIDNAPPERS, THE: Self-titled: 7″ EP

I have yet to meet a Zaxxon Virile Action release I haven’t dug, and this is no exception. The A-side, “Spanish Girls,” has this great “Inflammable”-era SLF meets the mods thing goin’ for it that just makes it immediate crucial listening. The other two tunes on this are more in the garage-informed punk vein you expect from bands on this label, which are no less good, but up against some tough competition when put up against that stunner on the other side. Let’s pray to the god of rock’n’roll that these kids manage to squeeze out an LP before inevitably throwing in the towel, as all good bands do.

 –jimmy (www.zaxxonvirileaction.com)