OLDFASHIONED IDEAS: We’re in This Shit Together: LP

Sep 23, 2011

This is a very limited (250 copies only) LP edition of a popular 2010 Swedish street punk CD. A quality blend of early Euro oi and faster U.S.-based oi/street sounds, there’s nothing not to like about this LP. My favorite song is “Spirit of ‘95,” a non-sarcastic, honest nostalgic trip down memory lane for a time that the band members actually experienced. It’s pressed on cool purple vinyl and packaged in a sleeve featuring a montage of photos of Oldfashioned Ideas and their peeps. The photos help to prove the time-honored truism that European punks and skins are better-looking than their stateside counterparts. I love my friends, but we are fucking ugly compared to this crew.

 –Art Ettinger (Switchlight, switchlight-records.com)