There's not much to celebrate in the land of Oi!, the punk subgenre that features speed, volume and barking condemnation — not necessarily in that order. This old-school foursome — Pit Headache and the boys — hail from Jersey, aptly enough, and they're adamant when they claim they “Don't Need No Love.” Their “Christmas Song” ain't exactly chestnuts roasting — the band hopes your presents break. No, their idea of a cover song is the Schaefer beer jingle (“the one beer to have when you're having more than one”). The Wretched Ones'charming motto is “Work — Drink — Sleep — Repeat.” Sound familiar? If the whole point of Oi! is to relieve your frustrations, it might be time for a major resurgence.
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