My favourite punk album
One of my favourite albums ever too: S*M*A*S*H. Self Abused. Furious, thrashy and just a little ridiculous, but my god they meant it man!
A cross between all the obvious culprits, Clash, Pistols, Jam, Buzzcocks etc, with a touch of Pixies and an obvious knowledge of the roots of punk (Iggy, Velvets).
Lyrically Oh Ovary is probably the most ridiculous but the conviction in the vocals make it a cracking little tune. But still: “Oh ovary, banging on your walls” makes me smile.
Other favourites are Another Love, Real Surreal and the Valentines Day single release Lady Love Your C***. Storming stuff and what I used to listen to when I’d had enough of the dance music that was my staple diet in the mid 90s….
I know its not everybody’s idea of a classic, but I love it.