BROWN PLAID: Chico’s Revenge: 7”

This band cops to ripping off Screeching Weasel on their web page. Completely obvious from note one: a virtual dead ringer for ol’ Ben vocally, with songs invoking the band’s first two albums both in terms of style and subject matter. Not that this is a knock: “I Hate the Sex Pistols” is way funnier than “I Hate Led Zeppelin,” and “Baby Wants a Bottle” cuts the chaff from “My Brain Hurts.” Cool diarrhea-colored vinyl, too.

 –Michael T. Fournier (