THE BUSINESS – Mean Girl
Original Sarf Lahndan OI!-sters, still with us
It was a sad day when guitarist Steve Whale left long-standing Oi! outfit the Business, but singer Micky Fitz soldiers on, and the three powerful new recordings on this ep bode well for the future of the band, even if they are all covers. The title track is an old Status Quo song, and one of their better ones, but the stand-out is the Professionals’ classic ‘1-2-3′, as Fitz’s vocals aren’t a million miles away from Steve Jones’ original. Shame the track listing gets it and the Bruisers’ ‘Til The End’ the wrong way round. The ep is rounded off nicely with an impromptu 15 minute live set recorded at the Marquee way back in June 1982, and treat it is too.