Transex- Heart Of The State 7”. Killer bouncy punk rock ripper hear from this great band outta Italy. Transex contain ex members of Bingo and Ufo Diktatorz, so that should give you an idea of where these guys are comin from. Killer first wave sounding punk rock that sounds a bit like early TAXI at times. “Cops Are Gays” opens with a catchy hook that recalls England in the late ’70s, a perfect predecessor to the stellar cover of The Cortinas‘ “Fascist Dictator.” Side B ups the ante with “Gotta Go,” an excellent composition that blends the best elements of The Buzzcocks and Slaughter and the Dogs. “Red Brigades” closes with a super jittery, jaged Wire-ish vibe. Transex have a few other records out that are equeally as good. This is a good place to start if you haven’t heard them. RECOMMENDED! THIS 7” IS LIMITED TO 300 COPIES ON PINK WAX!