BETTY BLOWTORCH: Are You Man Enough: CD

This full-length contains re-recorded songs from their self-released effort and some new ones. I’ve always said that Betty Blowtorch are an L7 for the new millennium but that might be selling them short since they’ve done a lot more than just cop L7’s moves. Like L7, B.B. infuse hard rock structure with punk rock attitude and the result is head-bangin’ fun. But songs like “Love/Hate” and “I’m Ugly and I Don’t Know Why” come from the heart and that’s not easy to pull off in a genre that is mostly pose and ‘tude, so I give credit where credit’s due. This album proves that B.B.’s music rocks hard without their trademark on-stage pyrotechnics.

 –guest (Foodchain)