If it’s not from the States or Sweden you can be sure it’s from Australia. Thought Criminals did just as most other punk bands in the 70’s: carved out a sound totally of their own.
Inspired by the Desperate Bicycles they went on to form their own label Doublethink that put out a fair amount of great records. The Hilton Bomber 7inch is probably their most famous record and the one that is hardest to get hold of but this second plastic is just as great. Most of you might know that they’re together again and offer their latest anthology CD/LP for free: I won’t pay for punk records.
As with many other Australian punk bands I’m amazed at the speed many of them manage to achieve as early as 1978 or for that matter in 1977 if you take a listen to Flipped Out Over You by The Victims. Download Fuck Their Neighbors from the link above and you’ll hear what I mean. Or for that matter Display/Response: Action below.
More Suicide Please.mp3
The Cut-Out Man.mp3
So All The Superheroes.mp3