The problem with genres, and sub-genres, is that lines start getting blurred. Take the Adicts for example. Are they Oi!, or just good old fashioned UK punk? Whatever the answer, here's their great full length debut from 1981.
And this month we have... Oi!gust!! I've been waiting months to say that. So, when I think Oi! the first band that comes to my mind is Blitz. Powerful punk straight from the streets of England. This 2 Disc collection covers their earliest years, which saw some all time classic releases. And then 1983 happened. Blitz inexplicably turned to a New Wave sound. Still a must-have release.
These guys, they got it right! This is an AMAZING hardcore 7". Unfortunately they would split up so J Mascis and Lou Barlow could find fame and fortune with Dinosaur Jr. But this, this is NOT Dinosaur Jr!
Classic early 80's Atlanta hardcore. After hearing, and loving their track on the P.E.A.C.E. compilation I couldn't wait to hear this 7". And I want to like it a lot more than I do. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad by any means. Just not great. Not sure what the problem is.