VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Ugly Truth About Blackpool, Volume One: CD

Twenty-seven songs covering 1977-2005 in Blackpool, England. Starting with 1977 Skrewdriver and going up through Sick 56 in 2005. The Skrewdriver song is good, but I will still reach for Cocksparrer any day for great listening and no sketch factor. Zyklon B, Male Models, Tunnel Vision, and Syntax all turn in decent post punk tunes and the songs seem to go on up with early ‘80s street punk/oi from Antisocial, Fits, and Take Lindy Surfing. All types of punk are represented here over the years but my fave tunes were by Shrink with their power pop sound and Razor Dog with their pop punk sound from 2004.

 –frame (JSNTGM)