The Wretched Ones, Less Is More

James Sullivan

By James Sullivan

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Grim wishes from the riotous land of Oi!

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.