Formed in 1976 in West London, The Lurkers have been projecting, pontificating, poignant punk rock and catchy chorused songs for 40-plus years. Currently comprised of three original members being Pete Stride, Nigel Moore and Esso. This is the second single to come off the 2020 album Sex Crazy with an unreleased track. Record Collector nerd alert the 7” is also limited edition and pressed on your grandmother’s best silver wear (you know the set you hocked) colored vinyl and released as a double A-side.
The Lurkers were often compared to a British equivalent of The Ramones with British swagger, memorable choruses and a pint firmly grasped in your sweaty, hairy fists.
This two-song saunter is no stranger to that formula. “The Boys In The Corner” reminisces about fallen comrades along the bumpy cobbled street of Lurker’s life. Immediately you are transported to a dark pub with a large stein in hand while wallowing in your past encounters with a large salty tear dripping onto the dirty, sticky bar. Repeat, Repetition, Rewind. The song should be a classic amongst all regular pub attendees. Almost like a national anthem. A right of passage. I mean that from the bottom of my jaded, spiky, punk rock aging heart.
Flip, Flop, Flipping the Double A-side will fling you to The Lurkers closing the doors of perception on your pimple-strewn disgruntled face. A bouncy, captivating melodious chorus casts its lure through your multi-pierced appendage pulling and playing along with you as you flounder in the pogo pit of pain. Catchier than an STD!
This single should be deeply rooted in your alphabetized (Dewey decimal system is your friend!) Lurkers collection somewhere between “Ain’t Got A Clue” and “This Dirty Town”.
8.0 / 10
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