Teen Crud Combo Judgment Night Soundtrack Part II LP

Teen Crud Combo Judgment Night Soundtrack Part II LP
Even if they only influenced enough people to fit in a phone booth and still leave room for unhampered arm-swinging, Toronto’s Teen Crud Combo were one of Canada’s greatest punk rock’n’roll outfits to date. Unabashedly confrontational, witty, confident to the point of snotty and just plain raucous, they sounded like even faster Zeke fusing with New Bomb Turks’ swing and the Spades’ impetuousness. Which is why Judgment Night Soundtrack Part II, only now seeing the light of day — six years after its due — is a tragic comedy of Shakespearian proportions. Imagine if Shakespeare had sported a leather jacket with denim vest festooned in Hookers and Puffball patches. Few bands have matched the aura of peril and inevitable destruction brought about on ravenous and wily tracks such as "Sex Afterparty,” "Dirty Chick” and "R.O.T.” As fun as it is fearsome, one can only hope that some sort of Turbonegro-esque posthumous interest in this belated release will inspire a return to such overlooked brilliance. (Mad House)