BAD ASSETS - THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT CD Review in Razorcake Zine #69
It's not everyday that a new band emerges with OXBLOOD as it's main influence but that's easily the best comparison for this hard, super catchy Detroit Oi! band. The vocals have that lovable food-in-the-mouth quality to them that gets me every time. The lyrics the the traditional working class themes found on countless prior oi albums but with the focus on current economic and social issues adding genuineness not always found on Oi or street punk releases. US Oi! developed its own hardcore-influenced feel over the years and BAD ASSETS borrows from that tradition. The production quality is especially studied and mixed with way less treble than albums from other punk subgenres. Anyone into skin sounds will get super excited by this totally kick ass new group. BAD ASSETS are anything but bad.