Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Cops - First Offense
Label: Artificial Head Records
The Cops are another Texan band but from the Houston punk side of the tracks. The band specialize in fast catchy punk songs viewed from the eyes of the law. The band dress up as law enforcement when they're on stage.
Musically The Cops have a melodic edge and take cues from US eighties pop punk rather than the nineties variant. Bands that come to mind listening to these dudes are The Adolescents, Articles of Faith, JFA, The Descendents. "Street Hooker Love" channels The Ramones via Sloppy Seconds. The Cops keep proceedings brief with none of their song tickets clocking over three minutes. Hell, most tracks don't even escape over the two minute mark.
While it's clear that The Cops are a tongue in cheek novelty band, they do offer social commentary on an often corrupt police force while retaining a sense of fun. If you're a fan of any of the bands mentioned in the review then you should get your "First Offense".
Release Date: 16 February 2018
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