Remember these guys from their appearance on one of the Punk and Disorderly comps and not being all that impressed with ’em, but this release is another matter entirely. A collection of assorted singles and such that they made while signed to No Future, the bulk of the music here is very dark and experimental, almost post-punk in sound, which was a surprise given their look and their fairly by-the-numbers punk name. The songs, many of which are a bit on the long side, are nevertheless a good listen, with their non-Xerox take on punk, and specifically English punk, it’s a nice change of pace in an era (both then and now) when everyone seems more interested in sounding like everyone else. Good stuff.
–jimmy (Captain Oi)