And here you were thinking that Switzerland was solely about armed neutrality, Robin Wills and helping tech companies launder money huh? Well, THE BASTARDS’ lone 1979 single helps pulverize that straw man into dust with all the Fake Punk trimmins’ ‘n’ trappins’ one would come to expect from the top shelf of early Euro pop-punk. They’re really shouting a lot and sound quite detached here while the lead guitar is DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED. They can’t help that they’re from Geneva, but you can help by buying this reissue of what would otherwise set you back at least a month’s rent. Ca va? Ciao!
(Reminder Records)