I find comfort within The Ergs’! depth of musical geekdom. Not only is this their “Blue” release—much like the Adolescents’ record—they have the Adolescents’ ability to be much more than the sum of their parts; those parts being punk rock; those parts being rock in general; those parts being filtered by guys who could probably play in any type of band, but I’m stoked that they chose punk to be the point of their spear. No, they don’t sound anything like the Adolescents, but that’s the point. Original hearts beat differently. Original awesome, bubbly original (I guess blue is the new color of bubblegum), one Nirvana cover with song credit going to Sid Vicious’ original name. I’m sliding the set list from the last show I saw them at in with the 7” right after I write this review. Go Ergs!
–todd (Toxic Pop)