PINKERTON THUGS, THE: The Pain and the…: LP

May 30, 2014

The Pinkerton Thugs have been making thinking-man’s street punk for almost twenty years now. Their music isn’t flashy. Their album art isn’t flashy. Hell, nothing they do is particularly flashy, which is only a problem because it may be why I haven’t really taken the time to listen to them until now. Then again, it’s their lack of flash that makes them what they are. It’s their roll-the-sleeves up and just fucking rock approach that makes them worth listening to, and if it takes a bit too long for some nerds like me to catch on, then so be it. They’ll keep doing their thing, and if you don’t listen, then it’s your loss. 

 –mp (Jailhouse)