Another revved-up Aussie chunk of rock, and while hindsight has shown that this isn't quite up to the "rulin' pop-punk" tag I'd scrawled on the copy that used to hang in Walt's store (a buddy of mine and I used to write "helpful" descriptions on all the punk records back in the late '80s-- you shoulda seen it, some of them were pretty hilarious), it's still a pretty hot-sounding record. A more accurate description would be to say that this is more along the likes of Doctors' Mob than, say, the Hard-Ons, but the way the needle kept getting buried while I was ripping this thing, you'd think it was Crucifix or something.
I think I've got one other Happy Hate Me Nots single-- though I'd have to hunt a while to find it-- plus a copy of their 1988 "Out" LP on vinyl; if you want to check out the album right now, you can do that here, thanks to the always-crafty Wilfully Obscure.
Happy Hate Me Nots -
"Salt, Sour and Brighton"
(This file is now listen-only. Plus, again, Blogger does such a terrible job transferring reds; look at
the sleeve photo in the above link, and you'll see what the scan should really look like)