SKULLS, THE: Therapy for the Shy: CD

Hot on the heels of their 7″ release on Headline comes this full-length, the first ever from this recently reformed punk band. For those not in the know, this band was one of the first wave of punk bands (along with the Weirdos, Germs, Controllers, Bags, Screamers and others) from Los Angeles and who later mutated into Wall of Voodoo. To be found here are re-recordings of classics like “Kill Me Kill Me Kill,” “Incomplete Suicide,” “Victims” and others, as well as some choice new material. The band sounds tight, pissed, and hungry, like a punk band should and the tracks are jaw-dropping, head-shaking good. To those who say no good new punk records are to be found, I say, “Fuck you, nay-saying gloomy-Gus. Here’s one that’ll make your toes tap and your testes vibrate with glee.” Mandatory listening here, class.

 –jimmy (Dr. Strange)