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Review by Gary Hill

This is an album recorded in the early days of punk rock. The band ranged in age from 13 to 17 at the time. This version of the music has not been released before, although a different mix of it was released at the time under a different title. These master tapes recently emerged and allowed the music to be put out the way it should have been at the time, and under the title the band wanted. As tall as this stands next to the punk royalty of the time, it's hard to believe these guys were so young and largely forgotten. If you dig old school punk, this is the real deal.

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Track by Track Review
Raw and furious, this is a killer punk rock number. It has some intriguing vocal hooks and a lot of style.
Space Dreaming
Meaner and so tasty, this is another furious punk rocker.
Waiting For The Man
There is almost a Mott the Hoople vibe on this, but this is a Velvet Underground cover. I love the guitar sound on the tune, and this has a bit of a classic rock sound built into it.
Lock It Up
While you know what you are getting here, this is another winner.
I really dig the prominent bass presence on this thing. The tune really rocks like crazy.
Queen Bitch
Here we get a mean and strong cover of a David Bowie tune. It works quite well in this format.
No Brains
There is a bit of Dead Boys angle to this to my ears. Yet it also has some more of that Mott the Hoople vibe, as well. It gets pretty fierce near the end.
Here we get a T-Rex cover. They do a great punkified version of this classic glam rock tune.
I Don’t Need
More fierce punk rock is on the menu here. It's not a big change, but it's another effective tune.
Public Toys
This has some great energy and vibes at play. Again, no molds are broken, but this does seem to up the ante.
Bedroom Fits
Here we get more mean punk rock. It's another stomper.
Room For One
The bass seems more prominent here. I really dig some of the guitar parts on this a lot. While this is still decidedly punk rock, it's got a real melodic edge to it.
My Business
The closer almost feels more mainstream rock in some ways. Yet it's still firmly set in the punk rock zone. I can make out more of that Mott the Hoople/Bowie thing here.
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