X-PULSION / STREETS : Split: 7”

A repress here of an early Belgian punk split, originally released on Romantik Records in 1978. X-Pulsions: First salvo is a serviceable punked-up cover of the Partridge Family’s “Heaven Only Knows,” followed by a two-fer: the raw, stompin’ “Schmucks” right into proto-thrasher “Castration.” Those two alone make this worth the price of admission. Streets: Their sole contribution to this party is “Police Control,” a slow, reggae inflected bit of not-near-as-interesting. X-Pulsions are the clear winners here.

 –jimmy (No Good, nogoodrecords.com)