When the punks go marching in” is the 1982 debut album by punk legends Abrasive Wheels.
Hailing from Leeds, the band were seldom out of the Independent charts between 1980 and 1984 when the band split.
It’s a very youthful-sounding album, littered with barely concealed influences (the “Holidays in the Sun” guitar on “First Rule [No Rule]” is a dead giveaway), but there’s no denying either the quality or the fervency of the music and, by the time you hit the title track, a partial take on the old “When the Saints Go Marching In,” exhaustion is the least of your emotions.
For fans of CHRON GEN, THE PARTISANS and CHAOS UK.
(Puke n Vomit Records)