SAFETY PINS: Invite Us to Your Funeral: CD

This is real trashy punk’n’roll from Spain. It doesn’t really sound like garage music, but it sounds like it was recorded in a garage. You can almost hear the big door rattling and the neighbors calling to complain. You can literally hear the singer hock a loogey. I point all this out by way of complimenting the band, of course. They sing in English, but judging from songs like “Suburban Twat,” “Kill the Hippies,” and the title track, lyrics aren’t what these guys are all about. What they are about is playing fast and loud punk that falls somewhere between Turbonegro and the Smut Peddlers. It’s good stuff.

 –sean (Dead Beat, PO Box 283, LA, CA 90078)