Kisses from Hanoi (Outsider Records 2000)
Wrapping up Track of the Day for this week is our faculty advisor, Dr. Phil Scepanski, a longtime WNUR contributor and former host of Fast & Loud!
The GC5 were an Ohio-based oi! punk band, though they played often enough at the Fireside Bowl that they might as well have been from Chicago. Their sputter-shouted lyrics belied an intelligent working-class leftism in many of their songs – though others like this song were more simply about the triumphs and frustrations of daily life.