A horrible hack

The Squats


Year Released: 2015
Format: 7"
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Sep 26, 2015
Dutch punk from 1981 reissued in 2015 by La Vida Es Un Mus, and it KILLS. Five tracks of lumpen, gobshite stuff that by the band's own admission draws heavily from Sham 69, Angelic Upstarts and Cockney Rejects. There's a hurtling, shambolic sense of abandon to things that sweeps you along whether you want it to or not, the band yammering bluntly about cops, school and their hometown in the finest possible punk tradition. It is, frankly, awesome, and likely the greatest thing to come out of Nijmegen since Eddie Van Halen.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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