29TH STREET DISCIPLES: Self-titled: CD

Street punky, but not in some sort of lame re-hashed fashion that’s so easy to replicate but so hard to pull off with satisfaction. This record was quite enjoyable for me. It’s tough and aggressive but musical, as if around 1966 John Lennon hadn’t forgot what a hard-nosed punk he had been only a few years earlier. Yes, this is one of those “make me want to bellow” records but the difference is that there’s a musical edge to the 29th Street Disciples that isn’t often found in rock’n’roll of this genre. While they’re riding that razor’s edge between clichéd and classic sound, in the process they inject some unexpected hooks and melodies that create a fresh version of a sound long familiar.

 –Eric Carlson (Zodiac Killer)