PENETRATION: Coming up for Air: CD

With a name like Captain Oi, I was excited to hear something in the Oi or skinhead genre. I’m embarrassed to play this in my apartment by myself. This is apparently a reissue of an album put out in 1979. It is very dated for certain. It sounds like the bad radio pop of the time with female vocals along the lines of Cyndi Lauper or Pat Benatar. Nothing at all punk about this. Gay is the only adjective that comes to mind. I’m now scared that the fifty-something lesbian who lives beneath me with the shaved head and the braless boobs that almost hang down out the bottom of her white see-through t-shirts will now think less of me for not playing the usual “fuck you” punk rock that is always coming from my apartment.

 –toby (Captain Oi)