Les Thugs: Strike LP
Les Thugs, possibly one of the internationally best known French punk bands and without a doubt one of the most influential bands for the French punk/post hardcore/noise rock/etc. scene. Started back in 1983 in Angers, France and up to their farewell show in December 1999, the band had released 9 albums, a handful of singles, demos and compilation appearances, and played more than 700 shows. Les Thugs had releases on such labels as Vinyl Solution, Sub Pop, Alternative Tentacles, Roadrunner Records etc. and toured with the likes of Nirvana, TAD, Girls Against Boys, Therapy?, PiL and hundreds of others. Namedropping aside, Les Thugs definitely had the ability to transcend categorisation with their powerful sound and the material has hardly aged - something not always quaranteed when talking about even more well known bands from the same era. Nineteen Something has reissued a bunch of Les Thugs albums on vinyl and "Strike" marks the band's 6th album and was released in 1996 by Roadrunner/Sub Pop. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve with printed inner sleeve.