Porno Cassettes: Your Face 7"

Radio Raheem Records

$6.00

Radio Raheem blesses us with more unheard vintage punk... this time it's an oi! scorcher from the UK in 1983. I think I remember reading somewhere (and I could be wrong about this because the label description doesn't mention it), but I think this may actually be a "fake oi!" record, i.e. a record made by people who may have been interested in but not exactly immersed in the oi! scene, partly making fun of and partly paying homage to the genre's big names. Regardless of the material circumstances of how it was made, this thing really is killer. To me it sounds like a burlier, faster version of the Cockney Rejects. It has those same kind of big, melodic guitars and bruising vocals, but it's just a little bit faster and harder. Basically, this is just perfect oi! music, and if you like any permutation of that genre, from the classic UK stuff to the more hardcore-type vintage US stuff you need to grab this.

Tags: '77 & KBD 70s oi! recommended reissues uk