Brygada Kryzys

  • Brygada Kryzys
  • Brygada Kryzys (Polish Tonpress) 1982 
  • Brygada Kryzys (UK Fresh) 1982 

This semi-underground (and I don’t mean that figuratively) Polish band is not exactly in the mainstream of world punk rock, but does play a slightly toned-down version of high-octane guitar (and sax) raunch that compares favorably to bands from Bauhaus to the Sex Pistols. While not breaking any new creative ground, Brygada Kryzys is a fascinating and credible example of stylistic transliteration from one culture to a rather different one.

[Ira Robbins]