LUCY AND THE RATS: Stick to You: 7”

Lucy, of course, is Lucy Spazzy, of Melbourne’s The Spazzys. She’s since relocated to the U.K. and has been keeping busy, releasing multiple records and touring tons (including some dates with The Buzzcocks before Pete Shelley passed). I’m not sure what the future of Lucy And The Rats are, but for at least this single, Joey has taken over lead vocal duties for two tracks and they seem louder and bit more upbeat than their last LP. We’ll see what the direction they go in the future, but both are just fine by me. Beautiful packaging, as you can always expect from Stardumb and Surfin’ Ki. –Steve Adamyk (Stardumb / Surfin’ Ki, startdumbrecords.com, surfinkirecords.com)