BAD SPORTS: Self-titled: 7”

Dec 29, 2008

The A-side, “All the Time,” is a monstrous, reverbed arty-fact that could have easily come from an unknown ‘60s British band, which surprised me after learning the pedigree of the members of the Bad Sports and hearing the opening guitar hook. I thought it was going to be a breezy, boozy, catchy tune in the vein of the Romance Novels, but what I got was buckets of big guitar, booming bass, and tub-thumping drums. Not what I expected from members of the Wax Museums and ….. The B-side tunes “Hey OK” and “Asshole with the Girl” sound like a ‘90s basement show if Live Fast Die warped back to SF and split a bill with the Rip Offs. The songs are exceptionally great and over way too fast. Love this record.

 –benke (Boom Chick)