RICKY C. QUARTET, THE: “Small Species” b/w “Tonight”: 7”

The a-side’s a nicely thudding piece of work in its own right, but it’s the flip that really smokes. I mean, sheesh. If you had told me this record was put out in 1977 by some dorks in London, I’d have believed you. Think the best of the Adverts, Newtown Neurotics, etc. This 7”s only fault is that there’s only two songs. This thing—all four minutes of it or whatever—absolutely smokes. Awesome, awesome record. More, please.

 –keith (Rapid Pulse)