Poker - Boots and Booze 7". Well this single flat out rips. Don’t know alot about Poker, but I know they’re a female-fronted punk band from, I believe, around the Rome area. The three songs presented here would have been right at home on a Dangerhouse or What Records 7” thirty-five years ago. There’s some power-pop punch in the melody, but it’s snotty, raw rock’n‘roll to the core, the way it should be. The Alleycats, Vox Pop and The Eyes come to mind and they play it mid tempo and hard with alot of heart and soul. As pissed off as punk rock can be, it should also be fun and an exuberant release of all the crap that’s heaped up during the work week. And Poker totally deliver that in spades. Fun single. Recommended. Import from Italy.