BIZARROS: Can’t Fight Your Way Up Town from Here: CD

A new release here from one of Akron’s more obscure proto-punk bands. Nearly thirty years after they first plugged in, the tunes they slang still sound like a product of that time, yet also seem more like an expansion of the sounds they began mining back in the days when they were playing songs like “Lady Dubonette” and “Laser Boys.” There’s still that schizophrenic quality to their set list, swinging back and forth from arty bar rock to growling rockers with ease. If you have no preconceived notions of what “punk” should sound like, are musically adventurous, and can appreciate when a band has obviously put in some good work, this is recommended ‘cause these guys remain at the top of their game.

 –jimmy (Clone)