Founded in 1982, the CRACK didn-t release their debut album until 1989. These British punkers were often tied into the Oi! scene of the mid/80s along with Cockney Rejects, and The Business, they had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. Featuring a blistering wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener @My World@ to the raw closer @The Giddy House@ The Crack deliver ten fantastic original tunes that, while firmly rooted in 1980s UK anthemic punk, also features a pop sensibility that presages the oncoming Brit/pop scene that would absolutely dominate the -90s. Seriously, we-d bet the farm that the young Gallagher brothers were blasting this back in 1989. Absolutely essential 1980s UK punk that bridges the gap between 80s OI! and the Brit/pop&power/pop revival. Killer.