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A 45er on 12″ format is without any doubt my favourite format: more songs than a 7″, a bigger jacket than a 10″ and a better sound than a regular album.
I was happily surprised when i received this split 12″ by two Polish bands. Honestly i don’t own many Polish Oi! records but slowly more and more Polish bands mke it into my collection.
Max Cady are new for me, but Lazy Class already made a good impression on me with their debute EP last year.
Lazy Class recorded four new songs of which one is sung in Polish. We Are Lazy Class and Concrete Jungle are two typical streetpunk songs which sound a bit like an uptempo version of Booze & Glory. My favourite songs are Stracone Pokolenie (no clue what it means) and Gotta Find A Way. The Polish song has a catchy guitar line and a nice sing-a-long chorus. Gotta Find A Way attracts my attention with the use of organ styled keyboards and punkrock styled singing.
I think the greatest quality of Lazy Class is the fact their music attracts Oi! lovers as well as people into punkrock or hardcore.
Max Cady on the other side also comes from an Oi! background although they have a more punkrock orientated approach. All four songs are sung in Polish so no clue where they sing about. Opening song Zgielk is an uptempo punkrock song with some winks to Rise Against / Propagandhi style. Dzieciaki is a Polish remake of the Blitz song New Age. But my favourite song is without any doubt Dis Na Chama. A catchy sing-a-lon streetpunk song which reminds me to Rejected Youth from Germany.
This 12″ is limited to 329 copies and comes with heavy weight insert. This is value for your money and a more than decent introduction to Polish Oi! and punk music.
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