Even by punk standards, Sarandon's tactic of cramming twenty-eight songs into thirty-eight minutes is some achievement. Granted, some of these tracks deserve to be heard in more extended form but that would be to the detriment of Sarandon's objective of unleashing short, sharp shocks of melodic punk. This isn't purely an exercise in no-frills musicianship either; frontman Crayola's guitar work rubs shoulders with Josef K in terms of finger-cramping dexterity. Their best songs (such as 'Birds', 'Health' and 'Manky') revel in a maddening celebration of conciseness whilst 'A Hat' seems to be borrowing the same "toytown" guitar techniques which were formerly the reserve of early Half Man Half Biscuit records. Overall, it's a simple record and an awful lot of fun.