Current Polish band Uliczny Opryszek pays tribute to old-school Polish punk bands from the late ‘70s through the early ‘90s, covering their songs and using bootleg live recordings of the originals as interludes. It’s an awesome concept, executed in a way that positions punk as a folk tradition to be passed along. Uliczny Opryszek ties all of the bands’ sounds together into a clean-vocaled, anthemic, melodic hardcore/oi! hybrid that’s a pleasure to listen to, revisiting the past without sounding stuck in it. Liner notes include info about the old Polish bands and a bunch of rad photos.
–CT Terry (Pasazer)