Vapids- Suburban Reptiles LP. Canadian punk rock legends the Vapids are back again with ‘Suburban Reptiles’. It’s hard to fathom this band has been kickin’ it for well over twenty years now. I’m fairly certain I purchased their first full length in 1995 and they’ve been going strong ever since. Well Jim and gang are back with ‘Suburban Reptiles’ and the best part is, it’s exactly what you’d expect from these guys. Full-on Ramones influenced Rock ‘n Roll, but done so well that this records never loses it’s luster. Jim’s songwriting is so inherently his, that comparing them to the Ramones doesn’t really do the band justice any more. Not to mention, unlike so many other bands who attempt this genre, it isn’t whiny, nor recycled, nor full of generic guitar leads, because the Vapids aren’t really a pop punk band per se. ‘Suburban Reptiles’ is packed with simply great punk riffs one after another, perfectly paired with the right kind of vocals and a bouncy pogo friendly beat. 7th album for the Vapids here and it’s definitely one of their best. Import from Italy.