BENNY AND THE ROIDS: Self-titled: 7” EP

Gloriously sloppy, gruff, feral mid-tempo punk outta L.A. Apparently released as a demo a few years back, this has bits of raw, early oi, and some of the tastiest, nastiest bits of late-’70s punk rolled in one, and it’s not too difficult to imagine the singer stumbling around the stage while the rest of the band just hammers on their instruments. Dunno if they’re still out there, but, given the quality here, it’d be a damned shame if they weren’t. –Jimmy Alvarado (Mierda Mierda Mierda, discosmmm.com)