USELESS PIECES OF SHIT: Ugly in Public: 7”

Ahhh, 1985. When a band could unironically be made up of dudes with names like Shitbird, Dr. Blood, and Dog Shit. Led by Lenny Mental—now of the Besmirchers—UPS, from what I gather, were the go-to punk maniacs in Arizona in the mid-’80s. And based on this record, it’s easy to see why. Their sun-baked brains crafted a frothing mess of breakneck punk rock. Like a lot of bands from parts of the world that weren’t really on the punk rock map, this is a unique concoction. It’s got its own distinct, dirty vibe. Definitely worth a listen. –MP Johnson (Slope)