CALIFORNIA REDEMPTION: This Time It’s for the Money: CD

I hear the potential for a good band buried in there somewhere, but the mix kinda zaps what power they’re able to muster right out of some songs that are pretty overwrought and underwhelming to begin with. My suggestion is to sack anyone in the band who is able to play their instrument with any proficiency, get real pissed off at the world, and then unleash that rage on the world via your punk band. Need some inspiration? Listen to Ill Repute’s Oxnard, Land of No Toilets EP, paying special attention to “Fuck with My Head.” That should set you in the right direction.

 –jimmy (www.caredemption.com)