Slaughter & the Dogs

Cranked Up Really High

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At times sounding like the evil precursor to punk metal (the title track) and at other times sounding like the Bay City Rollers with an attitude ("It's Alright"), Slaughter & the Dogs were one of the more diverse punk bands to grace the British scene. British punk was always slightly more blues-based than any other country's take on the genre, and Slaughter & the Dogs had a decent grasp on this aspect of the genre. Their songs had more tiny guitar flourishes and they came the closest to just sounding like a blues-rock band. With 18 songs included, this does tend to run a little long, but since it's a punk album, none of the songs are long enough to warrant a complaint. This isn't essential, but fans of British punk should own at least one thing by this band, and this is one of their best albums by far.

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