SELF ABUSE: Teenage: LP

A vinyl pressing of what was originally a cassette-only release originally making the rounds in 1983 from a now lesser-known Bournemouth UK82 band. The tunes are very much of that time and genre, but they also manage to sneak in a bit of the kind of post-punk influence popular with that era’s anarcho-punk cabal of bands as well. The tunes are strong individually, but I gotta say, taken one after the other the sameness of much of what here starts to blend together into once long mush of a tune. This is a recommended purchase, with the caveat that it might be best to drop it into your greater playlist and hit random for maximum effect.

 –jimmy (Loud Punk)