INSULTS- S/T LP
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INSULTS- S/T LP

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"Seems like no punk label can resist the allure of the obscure reissue these days, but Last Laugh has been dutifully excavating the graffiti-riddled stalls of punk’s history for many years now, generally coming through with more hits than misses. The Insults released two 7″s in 1979, both want-list staples of any decent punk collector, and Last Laugh hit the jackpot here, locating a 1980 recording session of unreleased tunes and releasing it here. I sure wish Maids or Cracked Actor were sitting on unreleased albums, but I’ll take it from The Insults as well, whose material on this self-titled LP is certainly good enough to have warranted a proper 1980 release. Wonder what happened! Opener “I Hate…” blasts both teenagers and the band’s neighbors, a coulda-been punk anthem, and it’s not long until “Disco Bitch” goes into lyrical territory that, well, I think I’ll leave you to guess. “Trans Am” sounds like it should’ve been a Scientists a-side, whereas “Dummies On Parade” directly and successfully lifts the melody from “Holiday In The Sun” – it’s really quite remarkable how top-shelf these songs are. It’s a classic snot-nosed punk sound with a mix of energy and aloof nihilism that would’ve acclimated well to the burgeoning hardcore-punker scene. No liner notes to explain why this recording languished for forty years, but my imagination is filling in the gaps just fine – I’m picturing an infuriated Ron Rat (vocalist) throwing the tapes in the attic after a drunken Richard Sikk (guitarist) threw up on the pool table. "- YellowGreenRed