You know it's coming when the bass starts. It's not a rumble, it's not aggressive...it's chill. It's confident. The bass is just like "we about to do this," and then they do it. LA's STRANGERS have never disappointed me recorded or in the flesh - they sound simultaneously timeless and from another time. And they fukkn swing. "The Mad" is such a beautifully simple punk song, STRANGERS are such a beautifully perfect punk band.