Great punk music by a great artist!
Richard Sanderson | Feeding Hills, MA | 12/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a big fan of Rancid, I was excited to see this side-project CD from Lars, and I wasn't disappointed. Either when writing books or song lyrics, it's usually a good idea to focus on what you know best, so what better subject to choose than your own life, which is exactly what Lars does. I find myself listening to this CD over and over and I never get tired of it. It's punk, it's loud and rough, but unlike some punk bands with less talent, you can understand Lars' words and the music is exceptional. Together with a cup of coffee, it provides a great early-morning jolt. Songs like Skunx and Vietnam sound better every time I hear them. And after seeing the Bastards at the Avalon in Boston and meeting Lars several times, I am confident that this will forever remain one of my top-10 favorite CDs. Listen to it 4 or 5 times, and chances are, you'll be hooked too. Oh, I should also mention that the Bastards' second CD, Viking, is also outstanding."