In the mid-'80s in Southern California, the Untouchables almost single-handedly spearheaded the ska revival movement. Taking their cue from English bands like the English Beat and the Specials, the eight-piece Untouchables also brought in strains of Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, the Skatalites and Madness into the mix, eventually landing themselves a deal with British label Stiff Records. This reissue brings together all the extant tracks from the group's lone album Wild Child along with B-sides from three singles and a live track from their Dance Party EP release. As a modern-day influence on bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, No Doubt and Sublime, this '80s artifact is strong testimony to the band's musical worth and true influence and subsequent longevity.
AllMusic Review by Cub Koda