LES THUGS: Radical Hystery: LP

Top notch reissue of this influential French band’s 1986 debut LP. Dreary and driving mid-’80s punk like the cretinous offspring of Something Better Change-era D.O.A. and Squirrel Bait, or Really Red and the first Lazy Cowgirls LP. These eight tracks are full of twists and turns. Reckless and restless, the untamed howls of youth may come across as somber and depressive, but these teeth are still clenched with agitpop hostility. The action is busting out of the grooves. –Daryl (Nineteen Something, nineteensomething.fr)