LURKERS: 26 Years: CD

Catchy as hell sing-along punk similar in approach to contemporaries like Cock Sparrer and the Buzzcocks, with a dash of Ramones for color, from a band that’s pretty much stayed true to form for twenty-six years and still counting. How catchy, you ask? I dare you to give “Go Ahead Punk” a listen and not have it stick in your noggin for at least two weeks, popping up at the most inopportune moments. Considering how many of the older bands seem incapable of mustering the same level of enthusiasm for what they’re doing as when they were in their “prime,” it’s refreshing to hear a band this long in the tooth remain fully aware of what they’re on about.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)