Thee Pirates Nasty Brutish and Short

This is the first CD from this BC quartet, after releasing a string of cassettes since 1995. Living up to the title, most of these 17 songs are under two minutes in length and there's an obligatory hidden track as well. The music is raw, old style sing-along stuff that's catchy as hell. There's no lyric sheet, but the song titles give you a good idea of where they're coming from. "Foreign Policy," "Building Better Bombs" and "Hitchin' Sucks," to name a few. It's punk with a sense of humour. And they cover "Bank Robber," by the Clash, although they soup it up compared to the original. Good stuff. (Declaration)