For those not in the know, the Bored Teenagers series is similar to what the Americans have done with reissue comp’s like Pebbles, Back From The Grave and the Killed By Death series. The only big difference is that the Bored Teenagers series is 100% legit and all the bands involved have an input in supplying the sleeve notes and rare photos etc.

This disc kicks off with one of the most exclusive and rarest of all the Oi! records ever released and comes straight off the master tapes with a slightly different intro…. The PORNO CASSETTES. The LP is worth it for those two songs alone! Next they managed to salvage the incredibly hard to find studio recordings from THE DESTROYERS who were the house band at the famous Liverpool Club, Erics, back in the late 70s. Not much is known about this band as they were the real deal and never posed for photos! The next two tracks you’ll going to love or hate. Very basic and minimalist but it is the first time that THE OBTAINERS have ever been on a compilation with unreleased tracks. With their Cure connection they have increased in popularity over the years. Up next is three tracks from the Scottish Punk band the Drive. Two of these tracks were the bands follow up single from ’78 but sadly the band imploded before they saw the light of day. The band never thought they would ever be released as the master tapes were left at an ex girls friend flat back in 1979. Luckily for you and us, the ex still had them in her attic and the band tracked them down!

Up next is the Bristol based band DRY RISERS who sound like Rick Wakeman jamming with the Stranglers with members of XTC playing along. Next up is one of my favorite bands from the ’77 period, THE CRABS. These two tracks are very special as they feature the late great GARY HOLTON. These two tracks have never been heard before and were recorded in between the HEAVY METAL kids splitting up and before the NEW HEAVY METAL kids started up. Next up is the Scottish powerpop classic band HAMILTON with their insanely catchy smash “Jet Set Girl”. The CD ends with seven tracks from Brums elusive Punks THE VICTIMS and four of these tracks have never been officially released! Another quality installment in this series including a huge booklet with rare photos and stories from the bands direct!
(Bin Liner Records)