FADEAWAYS: Young, Wild & Wretched: LP

The band bio namechecks Teengenerate, the Rip Offs, the Mummies, Supercharger, and the Spaceshits, but this proved to be largely wishful thinking on their part as the group sounds more like a Japanese version of the Makers than any of the aforementioned ‘90s garage icons, although i suppose a case could be made that they do sound a bit tonally similar to that Teengenerate EP recorded at Kearny Barton’s place. Not a bad record on its own merits, but if you’re imagining that dropping the needle on this one is gonna magically transport you back to the mid-’90s and, oh wow, happy times are here again, think again, sucka. BEST SONG: “Won’t Come Back.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Stupid Girl (Has Pretty Face).” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: All three members are depicted wearing matching red and white horizontally striped shirts on the cover. I guess that was their way of currying favor with Horizontal Action.

 –norb (Dead Beat, dead-beat-records.com)