CRUMBS, THE: Last Exit: CD

Mar 15, 2008

It’s not that I was disappointed with the last album by The Crumbs. I just wasn’t impressed. They’d always had a cool Eddie Cochran/The Saints rock’n’roll sound to them, and the last album had too many bar rock leanings for my taste. Last Exit fixes that problem. The rock’n’roll is cool again. There’s a lot of Johnny Thunders influence in this, sure, but there’s more. It’s like they picked up the last Beltones record and remembered the days when The Crumbs and the Beltones and Hudson were tearing a new asshole into Florida punk rock, and they revived some of that originality and excitement with this new album. I, for one, am happy to hear it. 

 –guest (TKO)