STRAPS, THE: The Punk Collection: CD

Jun 13, 2007

Captain Oi shines a spotlight on another band that has fallen through the cracks of time, this one featuring alumni from the class of ’78, a number of whom went on to bigger and better things in bands like Theatre of Hate and Sex Gang Children. A number of “guests” make appearances here, including the odd Damned and Subs member. Included here are the tracks from the band’s single and album, both of which are fine examples of UK punk at its best, alternating between thudding primitive tunes and proto-post punk experimentation. This ’un’s a keeper.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)