Afflicted Man: I'm Off Me 'Ead 12"
Reissue of the 1980 album by this obscure UK DIY / punk artist. I'd actually never heard of Afflicted Man (or its associated incarnations like Afflicted and Accursed) before this reissue came out, and that's seems crazy in retrospect because this is awesome! Sometimes UKDIY stuff can get a little too precious for my tastes, but this definitely has as much in common with 2nd-wave punk as it does with DIY staples like the Television Personalities and Desperate Bicycles. Basically, it sounds like semi-inept second wave punk, but with awesome melodic songwriting lurking somewhere beneath the din. They just don't make 'em like this anymore... recommended.