CHEAP NASTIES: Self-titled: LP

Well dang, here’s some essential listening for ya. HoZac Archival just released, for the first time on vinyl, the 1977 self-titled demo from Perth’s hidden gems, Cheap Nasties. Guitarist Kim Salmon mastered the prototypical primitive punk sound, with nothing to go off save what he’d read in NME magazine and his own imagination. This LP may be raw and scratchy as hell, but Cheap Nasties was highly influential during their brief heyday. I suggest you crank the volume on this bad boy, crack open a cold Foster’s, and dance with reckless abandon in your living room. (I just did.) -Simone Carter (HoZac Archival, [email protected], hozacrecords.com)