Standard Union- Bruised Egos And Blood LP. Adelaide's Standard Union are not a new band and have been kicking around Australia since the early 2000’s. Their music has a blue collar punk punk feel to it with lyrics that relate to the average person. Some of the songs have a slight Irish inflection to them and they play their songs with a ton of snarky punk rock conviction. ‘Bruised Egos And Blood’ is their debut album and was released in 2002 during the height of the CD craze as a CD-only release. It’s finally being reissued on vinyl for the first time here and this deluxe vinyl reissue was released as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2017 with a nice looking pull out two sided poster insert lyrics sheet.12 songs in all including a snotty as fuck cover of ‘The Ballad of Jimmy And Johnny’ by Rancid. Fans of brut oi infected punk rock bands like the Swingin’ Utters, Business, Lower Class Brats and early Dropkick Murphys will dig these guys. Import from Australia.