BEN GRIM: Retro: CD

Jun 10, 2008

As an official board member of The Committee to Preserve Pop Punk (CPPP), I should, by all rights, love this CD. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s decent pop punk. It’s recorded in Green Bay. It’s one of those career-spanning retrospectives, which allows me, the reader, to spend less time tracking down out-of-print records. After a few listens, though, the CPPP must release the following statement: This is indeed decent pop punk, but it won’t knock your leopard-printed socks off – except for the bonus tracks (sloppy and great!), and the rockin’ Zero Boys cover with Rev. Nørb on vocals (which is Cinnamon Toast Crunch). When this band is messier and less-produced, it’s a-okay! The rest is Kix. Punk!

 –maddy (Boss Tuneage)

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