SPLODGENESSABOUNDS: The Artful Splodger: CD

Twenty-plus years on and Max still has it, thanks in no small part to a great backing band and a seemingly endless well of humor. He’s a favorite with the oi boy crowd, but I can’t remember a time when he didn’t have a good mop of hair on his head. There’s 16 tracks here, one of which is a remake of his classic “Two Pints of Lager,” which originally appeared on one of those old oi comps way back when. Also of note is “667, Neighbor of the Beast,” which, although being the millionth time I’ve heard that joke, is a great, dead-on parody of Iron Maiden. Good listening to be found here, kids.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)