SKIDS, THE: Crooked Cop: 7” EP

What we have here is the first offering from Melbourne’s The Skids, which is one of those releases you’re excited to get in your review pile, to say the least. Judging from the art/band name/songs titles/location, you already know what you’re getting into. Very Aussie of the modern age: scuzz-covered, simple punk that’s still catchy. A little Bits Of Shit and Cosmic Psychos, but with less of a hard edge, yet equal amounts of crud… maybe compared to something classic, like The Kids’ This is Rock’n Roll. Whether they’ve heard of the Scottish band of the same name or not isn’t really the point. This could easily be a record on Total Punk. It’s a colossal pain to get records like this in Canada these days (where I’m from), so grab one while you can. –Steve Adamyk (Shipping Steel, shippingsteel.bigcartel.com)