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An excellent album.

Here's one for those who like their punk rock full of attitude and old farts, as The Crunch is a bit of a who was who in the 1970s punk scene, plus a Swede. The Swede in question is Solu Karlsson, he of the Diamond Dogs fame, and he's roped in none other than bassist Dave Tegunna, guitarist Mick Greggus and drummer Terry Chimes, original members of Sham 69, Cockney Rejects and The Clash respectively. Nurse! The ointment!

Piss-taking aside (for once), the aim of The Crunch was to make an album of short, sharp shockers, melding melody with simple, effective guitars, like wot they used to do back in the day. Solu is the brains behind it all, and has managed to write songs that effectively bring to mind past successes by his bandmates whilst not sounding dated. Good trick if you can do it.

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There's fourteen tracks stuffed into 40 minutes here, and not a second is wasted. The melodies are strong, the singing from Karlsson sleazy and tuneful, the riffs and backbeat solid. This should appeal to fans of The Wildhearts, Hanoi Rocks, Neurotic Outsiders and, of course, three chord 70s punk rock (but only the good stuff). 'Street Flavour', 'Looking For A Blaze' and 'Gangster Radio' are just a few of the well paced standout tracks, just simple, well played catchy songs.

'Busy Making Noise' is an excellent album, a fine example of what you can do with solid band members and the desire to just make rock and roll without trying to be too clever. It's loud and it's proud, and I for one am looking forward to next year's tour (if they can break the rhythm section out of the retirement home).

Alan Holloway

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