LÖTFETT: Oi! the Bootleg: CS

I was surprised to hear that this German tape with oi in the name sounds more like the cowpunky, Devo-ish stuff coming out of our very own American middle west than it does like British working class pop punk. These are frenetic, twangy tracks spiked with synths, drum machines, and the occasional funky bassline. It’s catchy, raw, and infectiously weird. The tape also appears to be a genuine bootleg, handsomely packaged in a fold-out paper package and stocked with a photocopied lyrics insert, which allows you to Google-translate German phrases that turn out to mean something like, “I puked in the bong again.” Hell yeah. An excellent, highly punk tape. –Lyle (Phantom, phantom.tk)