Never mind the ridiculous title, this 1987 comp is packed with killer jams from Down Under. There is a distinct but indescribable quality to a lot of Australian punk featured on today's tape, exemplified by classic bands like X, SCIENTISTS, MASS APPEAL and the made-for-movies DOGS IN SPACE with a futuristic driving punk killer featuring a pre-INXS Michael Hutchence. The late '80s Aussie sound that started to cross over into the US college radio world is represented well on Back Of Ned's Ute as well: PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES, COSMIC PSYCHOS, LIME SPIDERS, UPS AND DOWNS and EASTERN DARK (who come off like dead ringers for Flip Your Wig-era HÜSKER DÜ with lighter vocals) all contribute excellent tracks. The standouts on this tape, however, are from bands I had never heard before I popped this tape in the deck - THIS IS SERIOUS MUM are the Australian WARLOCK PINCHERS, THE WRECKERY deliver swampy spaced out jams, the MOFFS song is perfectly dreary misty evening dark post punk, THE WET ONES could have been lifted straight from an '80s teen movie (that's a compliment) and SHOWER SCENE FROM PSYCHO play synth driven female fronted catchy shock punk at it's finest. THE HARD ONS make a few appearances as well (including "Girl In The Sweater," which is still among my favorite punk tunes ever) as well as noisy punk legends VENOM P. STINGER. Musically, this tape covers all the bases, and does so with class and style - 90s minutes of hot sweaty action to get you through your Friday (even though it's winter there).