[Note: review is based on the Captain Oi! special edition released in the UK, but the Beggar's Banquet version listed here at Amazon appears to be basically the same.] Every disc in Captain Oi!'s reissue canon is put together with so much care and attention to detail that it makes me wonder why most other labels even bother sometimes. `Fulham Fallout' was the band's debut album, originally released in June 1978, and it gained the band some level of notoriety... in England at least. The Lurkers are a tough band to categorize, as they have definite elements of pub rock and pop in their sound, but also plenty of early punk mayhem (particularly in tracks like `Total War'). They are an easy band to adore, though; the musicianship, the songs (those hooks!), the lyrics... why The Lurkers are ignored by mainstream attempts to memorialize the early days of punk is beyond me. In addition to the 14 tracks that make up this perfect album, Captain Oi! has given us a whopping 12 bonus cuts, including the single version of `Shadow,' four demos, and loads of B-sides. Somewhere along the line The Lurkers were dubbed `The British Ramones' and, really, that should be enough to convince you to seek this classic out immediately.