Dec 28, 2010

Looks kinda alterna, but it’s actually quite punk. Things like “I Wanna Be John Goodman” and “She Came From The Internet” remind me ((spiritually, if nothing else)) of a fuzzier, meaner, medium-fi-er version of “We Have Come For Your Beer” by the Fiends ((minus the hits)), but the less topical “Mad” and “Judy Is a Bartender” seem more like the songs Dee Dee wrote for “Halfway to Sanity” or something. “Smoking Is Popular” might almost sound like a dumbed-down TSOL. I find myself checking my watch periodically during any song that extends past the 1:59 mark; luckily, that only happens four times. Pretty dumb Runaways cover. Eleven songs in twenty minutes. Pretty genius Runaways cover. I like Old Style™. BEST SONG: “Mad” BEST SONG TITLE: “Judy Is A Bartender” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The songs “Cherrybomb” ((sic)) and “Sex Tapes” are juxtaposed on the back cover track listing, and mislabeled in the CD’s tracking info as well. Further, “Cherry Bomb” is two words.

–norb (Criminal IQ)