RICKY C QUARTET: Small Species: LP

Twelve inches on forty five is always a good combo, and these Brits don’t waste a second. Leather jackets with no shirts and more than a nod to punk gods Slaughter And The Dogs, every song chock full of sneers and handclaps. What’s funny is that this band sound like a lot of the late ‘90s bands from the U.S. who tried to sound like ‘77 England, like the Loose Lips or even the Briefs. There’s also a distinctive Australian flavor, maybe Radio Birdman? Or even some of the more obscure thug rock like Razar. If all those references are too obtuse, think rocking ‘77 punk rock. Boss sounds. –Tim Brooks

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