PRIVATE VICES: Total Control: 7”

Aug 01, 2019

Two tunes comprising the only known recordings of this late ’70s Franco-Brit punk band, both originally from an obscure comp and repurposed here as their “debut” single. Title track sounds like it was built off the Kinks’ “Lola” then taken to logical punk conclusions—all hooks and drive—more Damned than Clash. The flip, “Paris 84,” is another dose of revved up rock ‘n’ roll. These cats must’ve been a hoot live, if this is any indication. –Jimmy Alvarado (Splattered,