ASHTRAY: Operation Ashtray: CD

This is a recording of a live set of Op Ivy covers. The vocalists (a guy and a girl) sound like they belong in Blatz more than Op Ivy. The instrumentation is okay, but the band as a whole doesn’t bring as much vigor live as Op Ivy does recorded. The set comes from a birthday/cancer research benefit show where all the bands were doing covers, which explains why the band performed this in the first place. I’m sure it was a real hoot to do for the band and for some of the people at the show to see, but I just don’t know why anybody would want sub par versions of these songs covered live on disc. (Some money from the sales of this disc goes towards cancer research.) 

 –Vincent (Silver Sprocket)