COWABUNGA BABES : Going Nowhere: Cassette

Going Nowhere is loaded with catchy riffs about partying and cool things. “Teenager” is a high-energy rocker with a Bratmobile feel to it. It rattles along as if it were on the brink of falling to pieces. “Beach Babe” is among the slower fare and stands out as a modern seashore classic with a solid melody and catchy chorus. It particularly wins with the line: “If I lived in California, then I wouldn’t be boring.” All the songs are straightforward, yet the album never feels repetitive due to a high-quality catalogue of hooks. It’s a great Saturday afternoon album.  –Billups Allen (Burger)