CHELSEA SMILES, THE: Thirty Six Hours Later: CD

Hmm, this band sounds like one of those ones that have a press sheet that talks about how they’re making old fashioned rock’n’roll like it’s supposed to be, with songs about drugs, drinking, and women. I also imagine this band probably has a guitarist that always has to smoke while he’s playing to show just how badass he is. As far as the music, it just comes off like a bunch of rock clichés. Covers of the Joneses’ “Pillbox” and the New York Dolls’ “Chatterbox” just serve to make one want to listen to the aforementioned bands instead of fourth or fifth generation imitators. About the only thing I can think of is that these are the kind of songs that people starts to play in this day and age when they are way too comfortable in the assurance that they probably look good in leather and will probably get laid before the night’s over for no other reason than that they have “Attitude” (err… drinking and drug problem). I really can’t stand those kind of guys.

 –Adrian (Acetate)