CRIPPENS, THE: The Minnow and the Pike: 12”EP

New incarnation of the classic late-’80s hardcore band Dr And The Crippens. No idea if the doctor is still in them, but they don’t stray too far from the fun-driven, tight hardcore of thirty-plus years ago. This band have always been known more for their live show of stage theatrics and exploding cabbages, but even on wax they have managed to maintain their energy and careless abandon. Good job, lads. –Tim Brooks (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.bigcartel.com)