SALVATION CITY ROCKERS: Self-titled: 2 x LP

This band brings a lot of different things to the table, and unlike most bands, succeeds in putting forth an album with varying sounds as opposed to varying quality. There’s good street punk, some solid oi, and a few tracks smack dab in the vein of the “punky-reggae party” genre best exemplified by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ Rey Azucar album. The songs are in French, which is great, since that way I can just assume all the lyrics rule. Also, it’s a lot easier to read when you are not being distracted by song lyrics you feel somehow embody your trials and tribulations. This is a really solid release from a genre you don’t hear very often, so definitely check this out.

 –Rene Navarro (Joe Pogo)