Clit 45 Self-Hate Crimes

For starters, great title! This is punk the way punk was meant to be played, and by that I mean it's both catchy and original; not easily slotted into the generic corporate punk categories we're mostly limited to these days. So, the California-based Clit 45 are already racking up points. The name of the band suggests a sex and violence theme, but the content on this, their first LP on BYO, seems a cut above the norm. Musically, they could be compared to the Spermbirds. Big shoes to fill, but these kids just might pull it off. Recommended. (BYO)