Rudimentary Peni The Underclass

The coolest thing about this is the artwork by singer/writer/artist Nick Blinko. It's minimalist and twisted, in a Ralph Steadman kind of way. The 12 songs on this EP match the artwork, in a way. Mercifully short bursts of noisy, mid-tempo punk punctuated by Blinko's growling voice and poetic words. To call this an acquired taste is something of an understatement, but considering they released their first record 20 years ago, they must be appealing to someone. (Southern)