The Dogs- Sick As A Dog: 1994 - 1998 LP. Not that Dogs, but the best 1980s record not from the ’80s that I’ve ever heard. This OC band existed for four too-short years in the ’90s, most of whom went on to form Broken Bottles and none of these recordings were ever released until now. These guys came in a little too early, and much too close to the ’80s and you could see them going over real big today. They most likely tore up house parties with the likes of the the Stitches, Starvations and the Spooky, but there’s no pogo here. Just slamming and crawling classic OC hardcore punk. The big comparisons here are the Adolescents and DI (who they were obviously were into), but also China White and Agent Orange. Leather-jacketed goons roaming the beaches looking for blood and trouble fill my head as I’m whisked away to Reaganland listening to this record. They easily could’ve been included in the never-made Suburbia II soundtrack; but make no bones about it, this is from the ’90s and the Dogs are sorely missed today. Comes with an 8 page insert booklet as well with rare band photos, flyers and information about the band.