Idol Lips- Street Values LP. Italian rockers the Idol Lips have been churning out late 70s New York style punk rock for over a decade now and they’re back with their third album here. ‘Street Values’ fires hard with 12 new smashers smelling of the ’76 - ‘79 Lower East Side Punk of the Heartbreakers, Dictators and the Dead Boys played with a snide bubblegum-injection of a band like the Lurkers. If yer a fan of post first wave punk bands like the Stitches or TAXI, you’ll dig these guys alot. A couple of the songs have the snotty drunken streetwise feel of the Stitches and their singer has a similar Lohrman menacing, snotty snear. And theirs no denying that these guys are big fans of TAXI. As many of the songs on this record have that super catchy rolling thunder bass strut that defined fellow Italian punk rockers TAXI’s sound. In terms of raw straight up punk rock albums this is one of the best I’ve heard in a while. The recording quality on this record is top notch and really lets these tuff ‘n sleazy street anthems shine. Highly recommended. Import from Germany on Wanda Records.