SPERMBIRDS: Something to Prove: CD

A reissue of what appears to be the lion’s share of the first couple of LPs and some bonus rarities from one of the best bands to come outta Germany’s mid-late ‘80s punk/hardcore scene. If the occasional misogynistic lyric (someone in the band apparently had a few issues with women and, unfortunately access to a pencil and pad) doesn’t get your undies in a bunch, you might just find yourself thrashing in wild abandon to some choice noise that sounds more like it originated in central California’s skate punk scene than the land of lederhosen—melodic (but not in the current pop punk sense), obnoxious and fast. Good stuff it remains.

 –jimmy (Boss Tuneage)